[amsat-bb] Re: Galileo Contract Awarded

Luc Leblanc lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca
Sat Jan 9 02:49:41 PST 2010

On 9 Jan 2010 at 0:00, Peter Guelzow wrote:

Date sent:      	Sat, 09 Jan 2010 00:00:28 +0100
From:           	Peter Guelzow <peter.guelzow at kourou.de>
Subject:        	[amsat-bb] Re: Galileo Contract Awarded
To:             	AMSAT <amsat-bb at amsat.org>

> The answer is very simple:  There will be - no Soyuz test launches -
> from Kourou....
> It's a proofed and robust rocket. There are already commercial customers
> booked for the first flight..
> Otherwise P3-E would be on it..   ;-)
> 73s Peter DB2OS
Hi Peter

Here is an excerpt from Arianne space news:

Challenges in 2010

Arianespace is planning six to seven Ariane 5 launches in 2010, including the second
ATV supply vessel for the International Space Station, the "Johannes Kepler".

The first launch of a Soyuz rocket from the Guiana Space Center is slated for
mid-2010. Integration of the mobile gantry started in November, and system tests are
scheduled for the first quarter of 2010. To date, Arianespace has ordered 14
launchers from the Russian space industry and all of these launches have been sold.
The first two Soyuz launchers are already in French Guiana.

For upcoming Vega launches, the refurbishment of the ELA-1 launch pad is nearly
completed. Each of the three solid propulsion stages of this launcher has passed
static firing tests. The development of the Vega launcher will be completed in 2010,
with commercial launch services kicking off in 2011.

With Ariane 5, Soyuz and Vega, Arianespace now has a family of launchers that gives
it even more flexibility to meet customer requirements. Building on these
considerable assets, in particular 35 successful launches in a row of Ariane 5, and
21 Soyuz launches from Baikonur, plus a proven commitment to launching on schedule,
Arianespace continues to offer the broadest range of launch opportunities, enabling
it to maintain its market share and continue its global leadership over the long

Could be Vega will have to pass a first flight launch?


Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
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