ARIANESPACE

  • Europe's Galileo satellites launched into wrong orbit August 23, 2014

    Paris: European satellite launch company Arianespace announced on Saturday that the two satellites of Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system launched on Friday from the European spaceport in French Guiana were delivered into the wrong orbit. "Complementary observations gathered after separation of the Galileo FOC (Full operation) M1 satellites on Soyuz Flight...
  • Indian 'military' satellite put into earth's orbit September 3, 2013

    Bangalore: India's first 'military' satellite was Wednesday put into the geosynchronous orbit, about 36,000 km above the earth, five days after it was launched Aug 30 on board an European rocket from Kourou in French Guiana off the Pacific coast. "The advanced multi-band communication satellite GSAT-7 has been placed in the geosynchronous...
  • India launches weather satellite INSAT3D July 26, 2013

    Bangalore: India on Friday successfully launched its advanced meteorological spacecraft INSAT3D by a European rocket from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana, enhancing the country's capability in weather forecasting and disaster warning fields. After a smooth countdown lasting 11 hours and 30 minutes, the Ariane5 launch vehicle of the French...
  • India's heaviest satellite GSAT10 launched September 29, 2012

    Bangalore: India's advanced communication satellite GSAT10 was successfully launched early on Saturday on board Ariane5 rocket from Europe's spaceport in French Guiana. GSAT10, with a design life of 15 years is expected to be operational by November and will augment telecommunication, DirectToHome and radio navigation services. ...