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ЦитироватьStéphane Israël @arianespaceceo 14 янв.Another payload delivered to French Guiana! #PRISMA, an innovative Earth observation satellite for our friends at @ASI_spazio, will now be readied for its #Vega launch from the Spaceport. Liftoff planned for early March. #MissiontoSuccess #OHBItalia #VV14Спойлер[свернуть]
ЦитироватьOHB @OHB_SE 15 янв.The hyperspectral #satellite of the #PRISMA mission lately arrived in French Guiana and is now preparing to face the launch campaign. #OHB ITALIA is responsible for the program management, systems engineering, development and integration of the platform and validation activities.
ЦитироватьVega | January 24, 2019Processing begins with PRISMA for Arianespace's next Vega launch fr om the SpaceportStored safely inside its protective shipping container, the PRISMA spacecraft emerges from the 747 cargo aircraft following its arrival at French Guiana's Félix Eboué Airport.Payload preparations have commenced for Arianespace's first Vega mission in 2019, which will deliver the Italian Space Agency's (ASI) newest Earth observation satellite to Sun-synchronous orbit in March.Built by OHB Italia as system prime contractor, PRISMA (PRecursore IperSpettrale della Missione Applicativa) was transported to French Guiana aboard a chartered 747 cargo aircraft – touching down at Félix Eboué Airport earlier this month, then travelling by road to the Spaceport to begin processing.Supporting the scientific communityPRISMA – which will weigh approximately 900 kg. at liftoff – is fitted with an innovative electro-optical instrument combining a hyperspectral sensor with a medium-resolution panchromatic camera.This type of combined instrument offers the advantages of conventional observation (based on the recognition of geometric characteristics of a scene) coupled with the ability to determine the chemical and physical characteristics of the objects present in the scene, using the hyperspectral sensor.The scientific community and other users will be able to employ these capabilities for a wide range of applications, including – but not limited to – environmental monitoring, resource management, identification and classification of crops, and the efforts to lim it pollution.A fast-paced 2019 for ArianespaceСпойлерThe March mission with PRISMA is designated Flight VV14, signifying the 14th launch of the lightweight Vega – which joins Arianespace's medium-lift Soyuz and heavyweight Ariane 5 in a complete launch vehicle family to orbit commercial, governmental, institutional, scientific and experimental payloads.The company's fast-paced operational schedule in 2019 will include up to 12 missions using the three highly-capable launchers. Arianespace's first mission in 2019 – Ariane 5 Flight VA247, carrying Saudi Geostationary Satellite 1/Hellas Sat 4 and GSAT-31 – is scheduled for a February 5 liftoff from the Spaceport.[свернуть]
ЦитироватьVega | February 14, 2019The Italian Space Agency's PRISMA Earth observation satellite is "fit" for its Arianespace Vega launchThe PRISMA satellite on Arianespace's upcoming Vega mission has completed a key step in its pre-launch checkout process, which will enable this Italian Earth observation platform to be orbited in mid-March fr om French Guiana.PRISMA is positioned for the fit-check on its adapter hardware for the Vega launcher during activity at the Spaceport.During activity in the Spaceport's payload processing facilities, PRISMA (PRecursore IperSpettrale della Missione Applicativa) underwent its successful fit-check – a milestone in the preparation campaign that validated this spacecraft's compatibility with the adapter that is to serve as the payload interface with Vega.The mission with PRISMA is designated Flight VV14, signifying the 14th launch of the lightweight Vega vehicle – which joins Arianespace's medium-lift Soyuz and heavyweight Ariane 5 in operations from French Guiana for a complete launcher family to orbit commercial, governmental, institutional, scientific and experimental payloads.A wide range of applications for PRISMAPRISMA – which will be operated by the Italian Space Agency (ASI) – was built by OHB Italia on a dedicated platform hosting the payload supplied by Leonardo Airborne and Space Systems. It is fitted with an innovative electro-optical instrument combining a hyperspectral sensor with a medium-resolution panchromatic camera.This type of combined instrument offers the advantages of conventional observation (based on the recognition of geometric characteristics of a scene) coupled with the ability to determine the chemical and physical characteristics of the objects present in the scene, using the hyperspectral sensor.The scientific community and other users will be able to employ these capabilities for a wide range of applications, including – but not limited to – environmental monitoring, resource management, identification and classification of crops, and the efforts to lim it pollution.[/li]A larger version of the above photo is available in the Gallery.
ЦитироватьOHB @OHB_SE 4 ч. назадIt's getting serious for OHB Italia's PRISMA satellite: the launch date is approaching by leaps and bounds! The satellite will be launched on March 15 from the Kourou spaceport. Stay tuned!https://www.ohb.de/en/news/2019/ohbs-first-hyperspectral-satellite-preparing-for-launch-into-space/ ...@OHB_SE @ASI_spazio @SatellitePrisma
ЦитироватьSOOO A0082/19 - TEMPORARY DANGEROUS AREA ACTIVATED DUE TO ROCKET LAUNCHINGVEGA ZA/VV14 LATERAL LIMITS AS FOLLOWS QUADRILATERAL:0907N05251W0907N05245W0815N05245W0815N05250W.AMSL - UNL, DAILY 0050-0221, 15 MAR 00:50 2019 UNTIL 25 MAR 02:21 2019.CREATED: 28 FEB 12:32 2019
ЦитироватьLe lancement est prévu le 14 mars à 22 h 50 min 35 s heure de Kourou
ЦитироватьDutchSpace @DutchSpace 5 ч. назадGetting closer to the launch of the next Vega #VV14 (and still no official images of the launch campaign, I got these via local ppl, so they are available, this needs addressing, see -> https://twitter.com/DutchSpace/status/1104287490515570688 ...
ЦитироватьVega | March 12, 2019Flight VV14: New launch date for PRISMADue to additional checks for Arianespace's VV14 mission – which initially was scheduled on March 14 from the Guiana Space Center (CSG) – the flight has been postponed by several days.The new targeted launch date for the PRISMA satellite is Thursday, March 21, 2019 at exactly:[/li]8:50:35 p.m., in Washington, D.C.10:50:35 p.m., local time in French Guiana01:50:35, Universal Time (UTC), on March 22, 20192:50:35 a.m., in Paris and Rome, on March 22, 201910:50:35 a.m., in Tokyo, on March 22, 2019.
ЦитироватьDutchSpace @DutchSpace 16 мин. назадWith the new launch date of Vega VV14 and PRISMA for next week, finally some more images are coming out... #VV14 #Vega #CSG #ESA14 мин. назадNice shot during fairing encapsulation #Vega #VV14 #CSG #ESA
ЦитироватьDutchSpace @DutchSpace 5 мин. назадFor those in the paper model business, found the fairing logo for Vega VV14
ЦитироватьVega Space Transportation System @vega_sts 22 мин. назадWith @vega_sts launch no. #VV14 scheduled for lift-off on March 21, below are some behind-the-scenes photos from Europe's Spaceport, showing the preparation of this #Vega launch with @SES_Satellites (More photos below)Спойлер[свернуть]23 мин. назадСпойлер[свернуть]
ЦитироватьVega | March 13, 2019Arianespace reaches key preparation milestones for the next two flights on its 2019 manifestThe Spaceport is busy with activity as preparations advance for the next Vega and Soyuz missions – which will mark Arianespace's third and fourth flights of 2019, respectively, as the company builds upon its two launch successes performed earlier this year.Encapsulated in its protective payload fairing, PRISMA is positioned atop Vega during activity at the Spaceport's SLV launch complex.First in line is the Vega launch, designated Flight VV14 in Arianespace's numbering system, which will deliver the PRISMA (PRecursore IperSpettrale della Missione Applicativa) Earth observation satellite to Sun-synchronous orbit on a mission targeted for March 21.The launcher has completed its build-up at the Spaceport, allowing final checkout to begin. This assembly process concluded with integration of Vega's "upper composite," consisting of PRISMA and its protective payload fairing. Installation took place at the Spaceport's SLV launch site, inside the facility's protective mobile gantry.PRISMA: An Earth observation mission for ItalyPRISMA – was built for the ASI Italian space agency by OHB ITALIA as prime contractor, with LEONARDO responsible for the payload. Once operational, it will provide major applications to protect both our planet and Italy's national environmental safety.Fitted with a state-of-the-art electro-optical instrument, made by a medium resolution photo camera sensitive to all the visible range (panchromatic) and by an innovative hyperspectral sensor, it will employ these capabilities for environmental monitoring, resources management, identification and classification of crops, fight against pollution, etc.PRISMA will be the third satellite launched at the service of ASI by Arianespace, whose backlog comprises two other spacecraft for the Italian space agency.The PRISMA satellite was designed and manufactured by a consortium of Italian companies led by OHB ITALIA which provided a dedicated platform hosting the payload supplied by LEONARDO.СпойлерExpanding the O3b satellite constellationAs key progress is made for Flight VV14, payload integration is underway for Arianespace's second Soyuz mission of 2019 – Flight VS22 – which will further expand the SES-owned O3b satellite constellation delivering low-latency, fiber-like connectivity to customers in more than 40 countries.The second of four O3b satellites to be orbited on Arianespace's upcoming Soyuz mission is integrated on the dispenser system during activity in the Spaceport's S5 payload preparation building.This integration involves a step-by-step installation of the spacecraft on a tube-shaped dispenser system, with the activity taking place inside the Spaceport's S5 payload preparation facility.The O3b fleet of medium-Earth orbit (MEO) satellites is a proven non-geostationary constellation that provides commercial broadband services today, delivering carrier-grade services. The first 16 spacecraft for O3b were successfully orbited by four Soyuz vehicles operating from French Guiana in 2013, 2014 and 2018. Each satellite – built by Thales Alenia Space – weighs about 700 kg. at launch and provides more than 10 Gbps of capacity.By increasing the size of the O3b constellation from 16 to 20 satellites, SES Networks will offer enhanced coverage while providing greater service availability and reliability – responding to increasing demand for bandwidth from governments, as well as the telecom, cloud, maritime and energy markets.Continuing the 2019 launch cadenceArianespace has a busy launch schedule in 2019, targeting up to 12 missions from the Spaceport using its heavyweight Ariane 5, medium-lift Soyuz and lightweight Vega.The company kicked off its launch calendar with the Ariane 5 flight that orbited Saudi Geostationary Satellite 1/Hellas Sat 4 and GSAT-31 on February 5; which was followed by the history-making first launch of OneWeb satellites, performed February 27 by Soyuz.[свернуть]
ЦитироватьArianespace TV - VEGA FLIGHT VV14 Launching 21 MarcharianespaceОпубликовано: 18 мар. 2019 г.
ЦитироватьArianespace @Arianespace 25 мин. назадKey information on #Arianespace's next #Vega flight is available in the #VV14 launch kit. Download it via http://Arianespace.com : https://bit.ly/1T5IwON https://video.twimg.com/tweet_video/D19nZKtX4AEXpTx.mp4
ЦитироватьNAVAREA IV 196/2019 (24)WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.FRENCH GUIANA.1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS 0140Z TO 0221Z DAILY 15 MAR THRU 14 APR IN AREA BOUND BY 05-23.46N 052-53.80W, 05-48.00N 052-54.00W, 05-50.55N 052-26.40W, 05-12.60N 052-40.98W.2. CANCEL THIS MSG 140321Z APR 19.( 100442Z MAR 2019 ) NAVAREA IV 197/2019 (24,25)WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.1. HAZARDOUS OPERATION, SPACE DEBRIS A. 0140Z TO 0221Z DAILY 15 MAR THRU 14 APR IN AREA BOUND BY 09-07N 052-51W, 09-07N 052-45W, 08-15N 052-45W, 08-15N 052-50W. B. 0140Z TO 0221Z DAILY 15 MAR THRU 14 APR IN AREA BOUND BY 22-06N 053-43W, 22-06N 053-33W, 20-12N 053-27W, 20-11N 053-37W.2. CANCEL THIS MSG 140321Z APR 19.( 100606Z MAR 2019 )
ЦитироватьCZEG Z1128/19 - DAH IS AMENDED AS FLW: CYD997 EDMONTON FIR IS ESTABLISHED. ROCKET HAZARD AREA BOUNDED BY 7917N 16624E-8148N 12142W-8119N12312W-7850N 16848E TO POINT OF ORIGIN. ACFT SHOULD REMAIN CLR OF AREA DUE TO DANGER FM FALLING DEBRIS. SFC - UNL, 0158-0315 DLY, 22 MAR 01:58 2019 UNTIL 01 APR 03:15 2019.CREATED: 13 MAR 23:16 2019UHMMP2580/19 - TEMPO DANGER AREA ACT:791700N1662400E-820100N1685824W-812100N1685824W-785000N1684800E-791700N1662400E.SFC - UNL, DAILY 0158-0315, 22 MAR 01:58 2019 UNTIL 25 MAR 03:15 2019.CREATED: 13 MAR 05:47 2019
ЦитироватьHYDROPAC 779/2019 (61)INDIAN OCEAN.DNC 02, DNC 03.1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING 0402Z TO 0519Z DAILY 15 MAR THRU 14 APR IN AREA BOUND BY 30-58S 086-42E, 18-35S 089-34E, 18-41S 089-58E, 31-03S 087-06E.2. CANCEL THIS MSG 140619Z APR 19.( 081114Z MAR 2019 )
ЦитироватьArieanespace VV14 Prisma Presentation arianespacehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTXG_E3u0rg1:49Опубликовано: 19 мар. 2019 г.
ЦитироватьArianespace Flight VV14 - Launch CampaignarianespaceОпубликовано: 20 мар. 2019 г.
ЦитироватьStéphane Israël @arianespaceceo 9 мин. назадAll clear! Today's launch readiness review has authorized #Vega Flight #VV14 for its March 21 liftoff at 10:50 p.m. local time in French Guiana, carrying the #PRISMA Earth observation satellite. @ASI_spazio #OHBItalia @Leonardo_IT #MissiontoSuccess
ЦитироватьVega | March 20, 2019Arianespace's first Vega mission of 2019 is approved for liftoff with PRISMAThe 14th Vega mission fr om French Guiana – which will orbit an Italian Space Agency Earth observation satellite – has been authorized for liftoff tomorrow following completion of its launch readiness review, which was conducted today at the Spaceport.Encapsulated in its protective payload fairing, PRISMA is positioned atop Vega during integration activity at the Spaceport's SLV launch complex.This assessment – held prior to each flight of an Arianespace launcher family member – confirmed that the vehicle and its PRISMA (PRecursore IperSpettrale della Missione Applicativa) payload are flight-ready, along with the Spaceport's infrastructure and the network of downrange tracking stations.All is now set for a March 21 liftoff at precisely 10:50:35 p.m. local time in French Guiana (1:50:35 UTC on March 22) for a mission lasting 54 minutes and 8 seconds.Tomorrow's mission is designated VV14 in Arianespace's numbering system. It will be performed from the Spaceport's SLV launch site – wh ere the Vega was assembled and now stands in a flight-ready configuration, protected by a mobile gantry that will be withdrawn prior to liftoff.Flight VV14 will mark Arianespace's third mission in 2019, and is the company's first this year using a lightweight Vega launcher – which is one of three launch vehicles operated by Arianespace at the Spaceport, along with the medium-lift Soyuz and heavyweight Ariane 5.PRISMA: protecting national and global securityPRISMA – which will be operated by the Italian Space Agency (ASI) – was built by OHB Italia on a dedicated platform hosting the payload supplied by Leonardo Airborne and Space Systems. Once operational, it will support major applications to protect both the planet and Italy's national security.It is fitted with a state-of-the-art electro-optical instrument and a hyperspectral sensor with a medium-resolution photo camera sensitive to all colors (panchromatic); and will employ these capabilities for environmental monitoring, resources management, identification and classification of crops, the fight against pollution, homeland security among other uses.PRISMA will be the third satellite launched at the service of ASI by Arianespace, whose backlog comprises two other spacecraft for the Italian space agency.
ЦитироватьArianespace Flight VV14 - Mission PresentationarianespaceОпубликовано: 20 мар. 2019 г.
ЦитироватьArianespace TV - VV14 Launch SequencearianespaceОпубликовано: 21 мар. 2019 г.
ЦитироватьChris B - NSF @NASASpaceflight 18:51 PDT - 21 мар. 2019 г.LAUNCH! Vega launches with PRISMA for ItalyCaleb Henry @CHenry_SN 18:53 PDT - 21 мар. 2019 г.Vega lifts off with the Italian Space Agency's PRISMA satellite. #VV14
ЦитироватьChris B - NSF @NASASpaceflight 19:45 PDT - 21 мар. 2019 г.S/C Sep!Vega launches PRISMA into sun-synchronous orbit.ARTICLE:https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2019/03/vega-italys-prisma-earth-observation-satellite/ ...- by William Graham.
ЦитироватьCaleb Henry @CHenry_SN 20:05 PDT - 21 мар. 2019 г.Luce Fabreguettes, Arianespace's executive vice president of missions, operations & purchasing, announced Arianespace's next flight after #VV14 will be the Soyuz launch of four O3b satellites for SES. That's the last launch of Gen-1 O3b spacecraft.
ЦитироватьStéphane Israël @arianespaceceo 19:47 PDT - 21 мар. 2019 г.#Arianespace Flight #VV14 is a confirmed success! #PRISMA marks the 600th satellite launched by the company overall, and the 8th orbited at the service of Italian operators or institutions. #MissiontoSuccess
ЦитироватьVega | March 21, 2019Liftoff of Arianespace's Vega mission with the PRISMA satelliteArianespace's latest Vega mission is now underway following a nighttime liftoff from the Spaceport in French Guiana.This flight will last 54 minutes from liftoff to separation of the PRISMA Earth observation satellite, which will be placed into a Sun-synchronous orbit.
ЦитироватьVega | March 21, 2019Arianespace's Vega success with PRISMA in numbers: 3 + 14 + 308 = 600!Vega begins its ascent from the Spaceport in French Guiana, carrying Italy's PRISMA Earth observation satellite on the third Arianespace mission of 2019.Arianespace's third mission of 2019 – which marked the Vega rocket's 14th consecutive success – orbited the Italian PRISMA Earth observation satellite tonight, bringing the total number of spacecraft lofted by the launch services company to 600. It was the 308th flight overall of an Arianespace launcher.Vega deployed its payload into Sun-synchronous orbit during a 54-minute mission performed from the Spaceport in French Guiana. The PRISMA satellite had an estimated liftoff mass of 879 kg., with the Vega launcher delivering a total payload lift performance of 953.5 kg. – which included integration and deployment system hardware.PRISMA (PRecursore IperSpettrale della Missione Applicativa) was produced for the Italian ASI space agency by OHB Italia as prime contractor, with Leonardo responsible for the Earth observation system. Operating from low Earth orbit, the satellite is designed to provide major applications for protection of the planet and for Italy's national environmental safety. It is equipped with a state-of-the-art electro-optical instrument with a medium-resolution camera and an innovative hyperspectral sensor. Once operational, PRISMA will provide data for environmental monitoring, resources management, the identification and classification of crops, the fight against pollution and other uses.The 70th Earth observation payload launched by ArianespaceDesignated Flight VV14 in Arianespace's launcher system numbering system, tonight's mission underscored the company's role in deploying Earth observation satellites, as PRISMA was the 70th spacecraft orbited by the company for this type of application.There was no better way for Vega to start the year 2019 than with this 14th success in a row...congratulations to all!" said Luce Fabreguettes, Arianespace's Executive Vice President – Missions, Operations & Purchasing. "The PRISMA satellite is fully in accordance with Arianespace's motto: space at the service of a better life on Earth."It was highly appropriate that PRISMA was orbited by Vega for Italy, as the lightweight launch vehicle family is delivered for launch to Arianespace by Italian production prime contractor AVIO.Flight VV14 followed Arianespace's two previous year-opening successes in 2019: the first, performed on February 5, utilized a heavy-lift Ariane 5 to place the Saudi Geostationary Satellite 1/Hellas Sat 4 and GSAT-31 communications relay platforms into geostationary transfer orbit; while the second employed a medium-lift Soyuz vehicle to deploy the first six satellites into a circular low Earth orbit for the OneWeb communications constellation.After tonight's Flight VV14, preparations continue for Arianespace's next mission – Flight VS22 – which will use a Soyuz launcher to orbit four additional satellites for the SES-owned O3b satellite constellation. Flight VS22 is scheduled for April 4 from the Spaceport.
ЦитироватьVega | March 21, 2019Arianespace orbits 600th satellite, the PRISMA Earth observation satellite for the Italian Space AgencyOn its third launch of the year, Arianespace has successfully orbited the PRISMA Earth observation satellite on behalf of the ASI Italian space agency, within the scope of a contract with OHB Italia.This was the first Vega launch in 2019, and the 14th successful launch in a row for this light launcher since its introduction at the Guiana Space Center (CSG) in 2012. The launch took place on Thursday, March 21 at 10:50 pm local time in French Guiana.PRISMA is the 600th satellite to be orbited by Arianespace and the eigth for Italian institutions or operators.Following the launch, Arianespace Chief Executive Officer Stéphane Israël said: "With today's successful launch of the PRISMA Earth observation satellite, Arianespace has orbited its 600th satellite! We are very proud to continue performing our primary vocation of ensuring independent access to space for Europe, with a focus this evening on Italy. Today's mission, carried out for the Italian space agency, ASI, and the Italian industry consortium led by OHB Italia SpA and Leonardo SpA, illustrates the reliability of the Vega launcher, which has performed its 14th successful launch in a row. It also confirms the launcher's attractiveness as a champion of the Earth observation market, since Arianespace now has 9 Vega and Vega C in its launch order backlog. Our third successful mission of the year, following launches by Ariane 5 and Soyuz last month, reflects the excellence and complementary fit of our family of launch vehicles."Arianespace's at the service of PRISMA, Italy's Earth observation programСпойлерPRISMA (PRecursore IperSpettrale della Missione Applicativa) was built for the Italian ASI space agency by OHB Italia as prime contractor, with Leonardo responsible for the payload.Lofted by Vega into low Earth orbit (LEO), PRISMA will provide major applications to protect the planet and ensure Italy's environmental safety. The satellite is fitted with a state-of-the-art electro-optical instrument, comprising an innovative hyperspectral sensor and a medium-resolution panchromatic camera (sensitive to all visible wavelengths), and will employ these capabilities for environmental monitoring, the management of resources, identification and classification of crops, the fight against pollution, etc.Today's flight VV14 was the 12th Vega mission for Earth observation, while PRISMA is the 70th satellite launched by Arianespace for this type of application.Through today's successful launch, Arianespace is once again contributing to its assigned mission of providing launches that make life better on Earth.[свернуть]Arianespace addresses the institutional requirements of Italy and EuropeСпойлерPRISMA is the third ASI satellite to be launched by Arianespace, which has two more satellites in its backlog for the Italian space agency: two COSMO-SkyMed second-generation satellites to be launched by Soyuz and Vega C for Thales Alenia Space, on behalf of ASI and the Italian Ministry of Defense.To date, Arianespace has orbited eight institutional satellites and five auxiliary payloads for Italian institutions and other customers, including ASI, the Ministry of Defense, as well as Telespazio – a joint venture between Leonardo and Thales.Today's mission also was the 126th carried out by Arianespace for European institutions. With 20 more European missions in its launch order backlog, Arianespace continues to support the strategic interests of all European institutions by providing them with independent access to space.[свернуть]Vega: a commercial and operational successСпойлерToday's Flight VV14 is the 14th Vega launch performed by Arianespace from the Guiana Space Center. Since entering service in February 2012, with Avio as the production prime contractor, this light-lift launcher has successfully completed all of its missions – orbiting a total of 29 satellites. Arianespace's launch manifest for 2019 includes three more Vega missions.Offering a payload capacity of 1.5 metric tons into low Earth orbit, Vega was purpose-designed to launch small scientific or Earth observation satellites; 12 of the 14 Vega missions to date were related to Earth observation, including more than half of all satellites sent into orbit (16 of 29).Vega and its successor, Vega C, are perfectly adapted to the launch market for Earth observation satellites. Out of the 9 Vega/Vega C launches in Arianespace's backlog of orders, one-third are for European institutions and two-thirds for export customers.Compared with the current model, the Vega C (first launch scheduled for 2020) will offer higher performance in terms of payload capacity (weight and volume) and flexibility to support a wider range of missions (from nanosatellites to large optical and radar observation satellites), therefore bolstering the competitiveness of Arianespace's launch services. The new Vega C and Ariane 6 launchers will be used in concert to meet customer requirements starting in 2020.[свернуть]
Цитировать22 МАР, 04:54С космодрома Куру запустили спутник PRISMA для наблюдения за состоянием окружающей средыПАРИЖ, 22 марта. /ТАСС/. Ракета-носитель Vega-C с итальянским спутником PRISMA успешно стартовала с космодрома Куру во Французской Гвиане. Прямая трансляция велась на сайте корпорации Arianespace.Запуск был осуществлен в 22:50 по местному времени (04:50 мск). Продолжительность миссии составит около часа. Изначально старт был запланирован на 14 марта, однако был перенесен "из-за необходимости дополнительных проверок", согласно официальному заявлению компании. В этой связи был сдвинут и запуск российского "Союза" со спутниками O3b. Как сообщили корреспонденту ТАСС в Arianespace, новая дата старта была назначена на 4 апреля.Спутник PRISMA (PRecursore IperSpettrale della Missione Applicativa) был создан по заказу Итальянского космического агентства (ASI). Он оснащен электрооптическим прибором, чувствительным ко всему видимому диапазону (панхроматическому), и инновационным гиперспектральным датчиком, который позволит дополнить полученные изображения данными о химико-физическом составе запечатленных объектов. С помощью этого спутника ученые надеются собрать больше информации о состоянии окружающей среды, источниках загрязнения, а также следить за состоянием и составом посевов на сельскохозяйственных угодьях. Устройство способно делать квадратные фотографии площадью 30 на 30 км и вести непрерывную съемку на полосе длиной до 1,8 тыс. м.После вывода на солнечно-синхронную орбиту на высоте около 620 км аппарат массой 900 кг будет выполнять свои функции на протяжении 5 лет, согласно первоначальному плану. Область покрытия будет находиться в пределах 70 градусов северной широты и 70 градусов южной широты, в то время как по долготе охват обозначен как от 180 до 180 градусов, то есть почти по всей Евразии, Африке, Южной и Северной Америке, а также Австралии. Согласно описанию миссии, в конце срока службы предусмотрен цикл вывода спутника с орбиты.
ЦитироватьРакета-носитель Vega со спутником на борту стартовала с космодрома Куру05:49ПАРИЖ, 22 мар - РИА Новости, Виктория Иванова. Ракета-носитель Vega с предназначенным для Италии спутником на борту в ночь на пятницу успешно стартовала с космодрома Куру во Французской Гвиане.Старт ракеты состоялся в 22.50 местного времени (04.50 мск). Запуск транслировался на сайте французской компании-оператора аэропорта Arianespace.Запуск ракеты с космодрома Куру стал 14 стартом Vega с 2012 года, а PRISMA стал 70-м спутником, запущенным компанией Arianespace.На борту ракеты-носителя находится итальянский спутник дистанционного зондирования Земли PRISMA, который должен быть доставлен на солнечно-синхронную низкую околоземную орбиту.Vega — легкая ракета-носитель, названа в честь второй ярчайшей звезды северного полушария. Первый запуск четырёхступенчатой РН состоялся в феврале 2012 года с космодрома Куру.
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ЦитироватьTelespazio @telespazio 31 мин. назад#Telespazio Here we are! At 11.49 p.m. (local time) – about 118 minutes after the launch – the LEOP control room at our #FucinoSpaceCenter received the first signal from @SatellitePrisma #vv14 #PRISMA4earth http://www.telespazio.com/about-us-chi-siamo/our-company/business-model-modello/satellite-operations ... ...@Leonardo_IT #Telespazio
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ЦитироватьJonathan McDowellПодлинная учетная запись @planet4589 33 мин. назадPRISMA cataloged as 44072 in a 613 x 619 km x 97.9 deg sun-synch orbit at 1030 local time descending node, confirming launch success.
ЦитироватьAll-Italian launch from French Guiana lofts innovative environmental satelliteMarch 22, 2019 | Stephen ClarkA Vega rocket lifted off from French Guiana at 10:50 p.m. local time (9:50 p.m. EDT) Thursday. Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace – Photo Optique Video du CSG – S. MartinA Vega rocket fired into orbit Thursday night from French Guiana with Italy's PRISMA hyperspectral Earth-imaging satellite, commencing a busy period for the Vega launcher program as engineers prepare for the debut of the more powerful Vega-C booster in early 2020 and study a lighter variant to better compete in the growing smallsat launch market.The 98-foot-tall (30-meter) rocket fired its solid-fueled first stage at 10:50:35 p.m. French Guiana time Thursday (9:50:35 p.m. EDT; 0150:35 Friday), instantly sending the launcher into the late-night sky over the Guiana Space Center, a tropical space base on the northeastern coast of South America.The Vega's first stage nozzle swiveled to align the rocket with a trajectory north from French Guiana, propelling the launcher faster than the speed of sound within 30 seconds as the booster ramped up to full power with nearly 700,000 pounds of thrust. The first stage consumed its pre-packed solid propellant in less than two minutes, and high-power tracking cameras showed the booster dropping away as the Vega's second stage ignited to continue the flight into space.The second and third stage motors completed their burns in less than six-and-a-half minutes, and the Vega's fourth stage — known as the Attitude and Vernier Upper Module — ignited its liquid-fueled engine two times to deliver the 1,937-pound (879-kilogram) PRISMA spacecraft into orbit.The Vega rocket's guidance computer aimed to release PRISMA in a 382-mile-high (615-kilometer) orbit inclined 97.9 degrees to the equator, and officials declared the launch a success after the upper stage deployed its sole payload around 54 minutes after liftoff."Arianespace is delighted to announce that PRISMA has been separated as planned on its targeted sun-synchronous orbit," says Luce Fabreguettes, Arianespace's executive vice president of missions. "There was no better way for Vega to start the year 2019 than with its 14th success in a row. Congraulations to all."PRISMA was the 600th satellite launched by Arianespace, and the 70th Earth observation satellite launched by Europe's rocket family, Fabreguettes said in a speech after Thursday night's mission.СпойлерThe $143 million (126 million euro) PRISMA mission is lead by the Italian space agency, known as ASI, and is designed to monitor the environment, track pollution and water quality, and chart the growth of forests and crops. After a thorough checkout in orbit, PRISMA is scheduled to begin a five-year operational mission beginning in June, according to an ASI spokesperson.PRISMA stands for PRecursore IperSpettrale della Missione Applicativa, or the Hyperspectral Precursor and Application Mission. The satellite will collect imagery of Earth in numerous spectral bands, breaking the sunlight reflected off the planet's oceans, forests, and cities into 240 parts to resolve parameters such as plant health, soil erosion and chemistry, oil spills, water salinity, and natural resources.The satellite's instrument combines the hyperspectral sensor, with sensitivity in 239 bands, with a medium-resolution panchromatic, or black-and-white, camera providing context views."PRISMA is a fully Italian Earth observation mission based on a single satellite carrying a hyperspectral imager that will characterize the Earth's surface on a global scale, extracting geochemical, biochemical and geophysical parameters, providing unique information on the status and evolution of our planet," said Francesco Longo, PRISMA's project manager at ASI.Technicians wearing protective suits fuel the PRISMA satellite in a clean room at the Guiana Space Center before the spacecraft was installed atop its Vega rocket. Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace – Photo Optique Video du CSG – JM GuillonThe Italian space agency started working on the PRISMA mission after the cancellation of a previous hyperspectral imaging satellite named HypSEO in the early 2000s. PRISMA itself was delayed several years as engineers developed the satellite and its payload, both of which are based on new designs."Hyperspectral imaging is a novelty of remote sensing technology that acquires image data in hundreds of narrow continuous bands from the visible to the shortwave infrared," Longo said. "Each individual pixel of the hyperspectral image contains a continuous spectrum of the solar radiation reflected by the surface. These spectra include absorption features which can be interpreted as spectral fingerprints of Earth's elements. That allows the identification of mineral types and soils ... vegetation types and conditions, and to detect pollutants in water and air."Italian officials described PRISMA as the most capable environmental satellite of its kind, combining the hyperspectral sensor and electro-optical camera into one instrument."We are proud to deliver the first European hyperspectral satellite to ASI," said Roberto Aceti, managing director of OHB Italia, which built the PRISMA spacecraft. "This satellite will open new frontiers on services and applications."PRISMA's black-and-white camera has a resolution of about 16 feet, or 5 meters, and the hyperspectral sensor will analyze the physical and chemical properties of Earth's surface in 98-foot (30-meter) sections. The mission's Earth-observing payload was supplied by Leonardo Airborne and Space Systems, an Italian company."It was a big technological challenge for us," said Massimo Cosi, PRISMA payload project manager at Leonardo.According to ASI, the PRISMA satellite will be able to collect up to 223 images per day, each covering 18.6-mile by 18.6-mile (30-kilometer by 30-kilometer), with the ability to maneuver and point its camera up to 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) either side of its orbital track.Users of PRISMA data will include scientists, urban planners, the agricultural sector, and Italian national security officials.PRISMA's launch begins busy year for Vega rocket programThursday night's launch was the first of up to four Vega rocket launches scheduled this year.The next Vega launch is scheduled for June with the Falcon Eye 1 surveillance satellite for the United Arab Emirates, officials said this week. Later this year, two more Vega rockets launch from French Guiana, one as soon as August carrying 42 small satellites on a rideshare mission, and another in the November timeframe with the Falcon Eye 2 spacecraft, a twin of Falcon Eye 1.The Vega rocket is built by a European industrial consortium led by the Italian company Avio, which is finishing the development of the new Vega-C launcher, featuring uprated rocket motors and a large payload shroud to accommodate bigger satellites.Giulio Ranzo, Avio's CEO, said assembly of the first Vega-C rocket on its launch pad in French Guiana will begin before the end of the year. Workers will first finish modifying the launch pad for the Vega-C, which is wider and stands around 16 feet (5 meters) taller than the current Vega configuration.Ranzo told Spaceflight Now that the Vega-C's first launch, which was scheduled at the end of 2019, was pushed back to early 2020 to allow Arianespace to conduct four Vega missions this year. Preparations for the inaugural Vega-C flight are expected to take more time than for a typical Vega mission.The second full-scale test-firing of a P120 solid rocket motor was accomplished Jan. 28 on a test stand in Kourou, French Guiana. Credit: ESA"Everything is all happening in the same place," Ranzo said in an interview this week. "It's obviously creating a little bit of congestion, so we can't make everything happen at the same time. The development itself is perfectly on track."Managers from industry and the European Space Agency, which is funding most of the new rocket's development costs, completed a critical design review for the Vega-C launcher earlier this month. The milestone cleared the way for full-scale production of flight hardware, Ranzo said."We were authorized to start manufacturing the flight assets, so we're now in the course of manufacturing flight items," he said. "So everything is going according to plan, as far the development is concerned. Obviously, putting it all together with a busy flight schedule for Vega, we cannot do everything at the same time.""At the same time, if you consider that we started development of Vega C only 36 months ago, it's probably among the fastest rocket developments that we've ever seen. Quite frankly, we're very happy about that."The current Vega configuration can deliver around 3,300 pounds (1,500 kilograms) of cargo to a 435-mile-high (700-kilometer) polar orbit, and the upgraded Vega C will carry up to 4,850 pounds (2,200 kilograms) to the same orbit. The Vega C's first stage will be powered by the new P120C rocket motor, and the second stage will be a Zefiro 40 motor, replacing the smaller P80 and Zefiro 23 motors on the current Vega rocket.The P120 rocket motors will also fly as strap-on boosters on the new Ariane 6 rocket, providing Avio a steady manufacturing cadence on its solid motor production line in Colleferro, Italy, which European officials view as critical to controlling costs on the Ariane 6 and Vega C.A Vega rocket launch costs between $35 million and $40 million, according to data published by the U.S. government. The Vega C will cost the same, but carry heavier payloads into orbit, resulting in reduced prices on a per-pound basis.Giulio Ranzo, Avio's CEO, inside the company's rocket factory in Colleferro, Italy. Credit: Avio/Eric Vandeville"We have maintained as much commonality as possible, first and foremost, to transfer the same level of reliability we've had on Vega onto Vega-C," Ranzo said. "The difference between Vega and Vega-C are the first two stages, the main stage and the second stage, even though these stages are essentially a scale up with respect to the ones we currently use on Vega. There is not a revolutionary change between Vega and Vega-C, it's just a bigger first and second stage."At the same time, we are putting a much larger fairing on Vega-C, so that's a big (improvement) in volume. So when you put it all together, it forced us to basically redesign the whole aerodynamics of the entire launcher, the mechanics, and a number of different things. I think the discussion we recently had with insurers clarified very well that ... insurance companies see Vega as a good proxy of what they can estimate for the first few flights of Vega-C."The Vega rocket has found a niche in launching Earth observation satellites for European governments and foreign customers. With the first launch of a new multi-payload adapter structure, Arianespace and Avio will try to gain a stronger foothold in the launch market for commercial nanosatellites, a market currently dominated by India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, Russia's Soyuz rocket, and NanoRacks, which sells excess capacity on supply ships heading to the International Space Station.Avio officials envision more Vega rocket variants in the 2020s, including a stripped-down rocket known as Vega Light, and a future design named Vega-E that would replace the upper two Vega stages with a single, restartable methane-fueled engine around 2024.Artist's illustration of the Ariane 6 and Vega C rockets. The P120 solid rocket motor will power the first stage of the Vega C, and the Ariane 6 will launch with two or four P120 strap-on boosters, depending on the mission. Credit: ESA – D. Ducros"Vega Light is essentially piggybacking on Vega-C," Ranzo said. "The way we want to create a mini-rocket is just by eliminating the first stage of Vega-C, and what is left is pretty much the configuration of a mini-launcher, so we would likely adapt the current second stage of Vega-C to become the main stage of the Vega Light."By some counts, there are more than 100 dedicated smallsat launchers in development, but industry officials do not deem all of the concepts credible. Avio says the Vega Light could deliver around 660 pounds (300 kilograms) of cargo to low Earth orbit, which would place the new rocket squarely in the smallsat launch market."That's pretty much what you hear from (Virgin Orbit's) LauncherOne, the upper side of Rocket Lab's Electron, but with one main difference. We're building it upon something that has already flown, and as such, we piggyback on a number of things that we do not need to develop from scratch," Ranzo said."Keeping commonality across the entire Vega family is what is driving the unit cost down," Ranzo said. "We tend to want to manufacture only a few motor types, and through these few motor types, we can assemble them together differently to create a different offering to cover the different segments of the market, from the very small satellites, to the slightly bigger."While the Vega-E is part of a European Space Agency program, Avio is working on the Vega Light concept using private money. ESA is interested in seeding European companies to field smallsat launchers to compete with new providers like Rocket Lab and Virgin Orbit, but Ranzo said Avio is committed to Vega Light with or without public funding."In case we don't get any ESA funding, we will continue funding it because we do see the business case," he said. "It only represents a marginal investment for us vis-à-vis what we have already incurred for Vega-C."[свернуть]
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