ARSAT-1 is Installed on the Ariane 5 for Arianespace's Next Heavy-Lift Mission

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It follows an article published in the day (10/11), in the website, pointing out that ARSAT-1 is installed on the Ariane 5 for Arianespace's Next Heavy-Lift Mission.

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ARSAT-1 is Installed on the Ariane 5 For
Arianespace's Next Heavy-Lift Mission

By Staff Writers
Paris (SPX) Oct 11, 2014

ARSAT-1 is the milestone first geostationary
satellite built in Argentina.

Final payload integration has begun for Arianespace's heavy-lift mission on October 16, with ARSAT-1 now installed on the workhorse Ariane 5 launcher at the Spaceport in French Guiana.

The spacecraft was positioned atop Ariane 5's core cryogenic stage this week during activity inside the Spaceport's launch vehicle Final Assembly Building - placing it as the lower passenger in the dual-payload arrangement, to be released second in the flight sequence after its co-passenger, Intelsat 30/DLA-1.

ARSAT-1 is the milestone first geostationary satellite built in Argentina, produced by the company INVAP for operator ARSAT (Empresa Argentina de Soluciones Satelitales Sociedad Anonima) - with Airbus Defence and Space and Thales Alenia Space serving as leading equipment suppliers.

After its deployment by Ariane 5, ARSAT-1 will operate from an orbital position of 71.8 deg. West - from which it is to deliver a wide range of telecommunications, data transmission, telephone and television services across all of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay.

Joining ARSAT-1 on this upcoming mission - designated Flight VA220 in Arianespace's launcher family numbering system - is the Intelsat 30/DLA-1 co-passenger, which was built by SSL (Space Systems/Loral) for two long-time Arianespace customers: Intelsat and DIRECTV.

Once in orbit, Intelsat 30/DLA-1 will greatly expand direct-to-home entertainment offerings in Latin America, as well as provide backup and restoration services.


  1. E os nossos vizinhos mais uma vez mostrando "como se faz".

    Eles tiveram que recriar o programa espacial deles do nada, pois estava tão ruim quanto o nosso está hoje...

    Vocês que estão envolvidos com o PEB vão continuar assistindo tudo isso passivamente?

    Eu como todos os demais por aqui, sou contribuinte, e quero ver o dinheiro dos nossos impostos bem gasto. Não se surpreendam se em breve tivermos notícias de um centro espacial sendo construído em Cuba às nossas custas.

    Vocês vão deixando, vão deixando...

    Depois não adianta reclamar !!!


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