68th successful start of "Arian-5".
Launch after launch, success after success. Arianespace demonstrates its ability to increase launches per year, remaining the most reliable space carrier for all customers.
Sky Muster and ARSAT-2 telecommunications devices, the purpose of which is to provide ample opportunities for relaying Australia and Argentina, were successfully launched into orbit during the ninth flight of Arianespace in 2015, which allows the company to hope for 12 flights this year.
Rising from the launch pad in French Guiana just in time, the powerful Arian-5, at the 32nd minute of the flight, separated Sky Muster and ARSAT-2 from its upper stage. It was the 82nd flight of the Arianespace main launch vehicle, as well as the 68th success of the Arian-5.
In post-launch comments, the chairman and president of the company, Stefan Israel, confirmed that Arianespace is meeting the record-breaking pace of launches this year - 12 launches over 12 months (1 more than in the past), and also noted that the company continues to rely on the quality of services provided (The last failure of "Arian-5" refers to 2002).
It should be noted the accuracy of the launch vehicles for flight VA226:
- perigee: 249.2 km (estimated parameter - 249.5 km.)
- climax: 35,911 km. (estimated - 35 927 km)
- inclination: 5.99 degrees (estimated - 6.00).
About the payload in this flight.
The first to separate from the Arian 5 was Sky Muster, an apparatus owned by the Australian satellite operator nbn. The satellite will provide the entire population with access to fast broadband at affordable prices and at the lowest cost.
Deploying in orbit ARSAT-2, the second of three geostationary satellites, will significantly increase Argentina's telecommunications potential and guarantee the same level of quality multimedia services in different regions of the country. The previous ARSAT-1 was successfully launched by Arian-5 in October 2014.
Arianespace will be able to launch the third satellite, ARSAT-3, after concluding a contract with the Argentine satellite operator ARSAT. The contract was signed right at the spaceport a few hours before the start of flight VA226. This agreement provides for the launch of the satellite in 2019.
Following today's success, the Arianespace flight schedule provides for two starts during November: Arian-5 with Arabsat-6B and GSAT-15 (Flight VA227); and Vega light carrier flight with the European satellite LISA Pathfinder (Flight VV06).
Arian-5 is a heavy launch vehicle manufactured by the European Space Agency, which is marketed by Arianespace. The ability of the carrier to put into geo-transition orbit up to 10 tons, allows the company to significantly reduce the cost of launch. On average, it is now $ 12,500 per 1kg. payload. casino 5 euro deposit