Friday, May 05, 2017

Arianespace Ariane 5 Rocket Launch: SGDC and KOREASAT-7

May 4, 2017: "Today’s mission was the seventh Arianespace dual-launch carrying two satellites built by Thales Alenia Space. SGDC and KOREASAT-7 were built in Thales Alenia Space’s plants in Cannes and Toulouse (France), using the Spacebus 4000C4 and 4000B2 platforms, respectively. These platforms are perfectly adapted to Arianespace’s launcher family."

"Arianespace and Thales Alenia Space have developed a very solid and fruitful relationship since the launch of Meteosat-F2 on June 19, 1981. SGDC and KOREASAT-7 are the 147th and 148th Thales Alenia Space satellites to be launched by Arianespace."

"Eight more Thales Alenia Space satellites are to be launched by Arianespace in the coming years."

Shortly after the announcement of the orbital injection of the two satellites, Stéphane Israël, CEO of Arianespace, said: 'With this second successful launch of the year by Ariane 5, and the 78th successful mission in a row by our heavy launcher, Arianespace proudly gives our Brazilian and South Korean customers the benefits of our excellent launch services. We are honored by the confidence expressed today by Visiona Tecnologia Espacial, which chose us for its first satellite on behalf of the operator Telebras and the Brazilian government; as well as that of the South Korean operator KTsat, for whom we have launched three satellites since 1999."

“Congratulations to all our partners for this 92nd launch of an Ariane 5: Thales Alenia Space, which built both satellites launched on the same Ariane for the seventh time since 1991; our primary shareholder, Airbus Safran Launchers, and the entire European launcher industry for the reliability and availability of this heavy launcher; ESA, which provides essential support for the Ariane program; CNES/CSG, our ground segment companies and all staff at the space center, who continue to work alongside us as we go from success to success. And, of course, I would like to congratulate everybody at Arianespace for this successful launch, the fourth of the year.”

"The SGDC satellite was built by Thales Alenia Space using a Spacebus 4000C4 platform. Its payload comprises 57 Ka and X-band transponders. Positioned at 75° West, SGDC will provide telecommunications, internet access and civil and military communications services for Brazil. The satellite weighed 5,735 kg. at launch and offers a design life exceeding 18 years."

"KOREASAT-7 was built by Thales Alenia Space using a Spacebus 4000B2 platform. Its payload comprises 30 Ku-band transponders, plus Ka-band transponders. Positioned at 116° East, KOREASAT-7 will supply telecommunications and broadcasting services for South Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, India and the Indochinese peninsula. The satellite weighed 3,680 kg. at launch and offers a design life exceeding 15 years."

About Arianespace

"Arianespace uses space to make life better on Earth by providing launch services for all types of satellites into all orbits. It has orbited more than 550 satellites since 1980, using its family of three launchers, Ariane, Soyuz and Vega, from launch sites in French Guiana (South America) and Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Arianespace is headquartered in Evry, near Paris, and has a technical facility at the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, plus local offices in Washington, D.C., Tokyo and Singapore. Arianespace is a subsidiary of Airbus Safran Launchers, which holds 74% of its share capital, with the balance held by 17 other shareholders from the European launcher industry."

Credit: Arianespace
Release Date: May 4, 2017

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