Recent Launch News
SSL's Contract From U.S. DARPA Dragonfly Program ... Robotics Self Assemble Large Satellites While In Orbit
..."to demonstrate our advanced robotics capabilities with a mission that has the potential to transform the way satellites are built.”
ILS' Proton M Does Its Job + Launches Inmarsat-5 F-3 ... First High-Speed Mobile Broadband Service w/Single Provider
I-5 F3 will cover the Pacific Ocean Region and will, together with Inmarsat-5 F1 and Inmarsat-5 F2, create the world’s first globally available, high-speed mobile broadband service, delivered through a single provider.
Inmarsat's Transformational Launch ... Successful Send Off - It Is The Internet Of Everywhere
“We have been working towards this day ever since we announced plans to create the Global Xpress constellation in 2010..."
Almost Time To Launch ULA's Atlas V For U.S. Navy's MOUS-4
"With OVI, the team developed an innovative process that provides safer and more efficient launch processing of the Atlas vehicle.”
SSL-Built Sky Muster Makes The Journey To Kourou For Arianespace Action
“The satellite for Australia’s broadband network is a very advanced broadband satellite that will cover the entire Australian continent including its offshore islands."—John Celli, president of SSL.
Arianespace Gathers Momentum For Galileos Going, Going + Gone To Orbit Event
The two spacecraft to be orbited by Arianespace on Flight VS12 will be the fifth and sixth OHB-built satellites.
ISRO Launches An 'Onam' A Gift To India... Improved Communications w/India's Largest Satellite Antenna
The cuboid-shaped satellite includes a first-of-its-kind S-Band unfurlable antenna with a diameter of six meters, ISRO's largest antenna ever made for a satellite.
SSL's Satellite Intelsat 34 Is A Good Soldier ... Follows Orders + Performs Post-Launch Maneuvers
...will support Direct-to-Home television service and broadcast television distribution in Latin America and maritime and aeronautical use in the North Atlantic region.
ULA's Atlas V 551 Stands Ready ... Launch Of U.S. Navy's MOU-4 Soon
a next-generation narrowband tactical satellite communications system using orbiting satellites and relay ground stations to improve communications for U.S. forces on the move.
Off Through The Wild Blue Arianespace Chalks-Up A Successful Mission Number 81 ... Deploys EUTELSAT 8 West B + Intelsat 34
An “on the numbers” Ariane 5 success for two long-time Arianespace customers: Eutelsat and Intelsat.
Airbus Defence And Space Proudly Hails Their 67th Successful Ariane 5 Launch
“The fourth launch in 2015 once again highlights the expertise the Airbus Defence and Space teams and their industrial partners have developed with the Ariane 5 launcher,”
ESA Reports On Ariane 5's Fourth Launch Of 2015 From Europe's Spaceport ... Kourou, French Guiana
It will provide HD and Ultra HD direct-to-home TV broadcast services to the Middle East and North Africa, and telecommunications services in Africa and the eastern part of South America.
Thales Alenia Space Is Proud Program Prime Contractor At Launch Of EUTELSAT 8 West B
EUTELSAT 8 West B will bolster Eutelsat’s in-orbit capacity to meet strong market demand for video services from these positions.
Aerojet Rocketdyne Takes Its Green To The Machine ... Ships Propellent For NASA's Future Spacecraft To Ball Aerospace
“This new technology offers longer mission durations, additional maneuverability, increased payload space and simplified launch processing for future spacecraft.”
Today, Final Hours Before Countdown ...Arianespace's Launch Of Two Sats, EUTELSAT 8 West B + Intelsat 34
EUTELSAT 8 West B and Intelsat 34 will be the 513th and 514th satellites launched by Arianespace.
JAXA's Successful Launch ... A Stork Brings Emergency Supplies To The ISS
JAXA and NASA teams adjusted the cargo manifest to deliver additional food supplies and critical components lost in the failure of the seventh SpaceX commercial resupply services mission.
Great Danes ... Create Spacecraft Built Entirely By University Team With ESA Support
AAUSAT5 will be deployed into orbit around Earth, marking the first ESA student CubeSat mission ever launched from the ISS: the pilot project of ESA’s ‘Fly Your Satellite from the ISS!’ education program.
Inmarsat's Global Xpress' Three Musketeers, As Third + Final Inmarsat-5 F3 Readies For Launch
...together with Inmarsat-5 F1 and Inmarsat-5 F2, create the world’s first globally available, high-speed mobile broadband service, delivered through a single provider.
The Sheathing Of MUOS-4 Completed By Lockheed Martin In Prep For August 31st Launch
“Delivery of this fourth satellite for the U.S. Navy completes the initial MUOS constellation and provides near-global coverage for the network.”—Iris Bombelyn, V.P. of Narrowband Communications, Lockheed Martin.