Arianespace postpones Astra 5B launch

Space launch company Arianespace has postponed the launch of the vehicle due to carry SES’s Astra 5B and Hispasat’s Amazonas 4A satellite. The launch, originally scheduled for March 7, has been postponed while Hispasat performs complementary checks on Amazonas 4A. Arianespace said a new launch date would be announced soon.

Delayed Astra 5B satellite set for March launch

SES’s delayed Astra 5B satellite is now due to take off in March, according to details released by launch partner Arianespace. The launch service firm said that the Astra 5B satellite and Hispasat’s Amazonas 4A satellite are due to blast off on March 7 on Arianespace flight VA216. Astra 5B was originally due to blast off from […]

SES delays Astra 5B launch

Satellite operator SES has delayed the launch of its Astra 5B satellite, claiming that launch partner Arianespace said it would not have its Ariane 5 booster ready in time for next month.  The satellite was due to blast off from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guyana, on December 6 and arrived there on November […]

SES eyes further growth

Satellite operator SES said it is committed to growing its presence in developed and emerging markets, as it confirmed that its delayed SES-8 satellite will start commercial operations in Q1 2014.  Announcing its third quarter results, SES said that the launch of SES-6 in June and ASTRA 2E in September had “significantly expanded” its capacity […]