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15.02.2020 11:01:34 Последнее редактирование: 01.07.2020 14:33:31 от tnt22
https://www.planet.com/pulse/planets-first-launch-of-2020-26-superdoves-on-a-vega
Цитата: undefined
Planet's First Launch Of 2020: 26 SuperDoves On A Vega
Mike Safyan | February 13, 2020

Planet launches every three to six months to keep its constellation of Earth imaging satellites replenished and flying the latest and greatest technologies. Following on the heels of the successful launch of Flock 4p in November of 2019, Planet's first launch of 2020 will be on Arianespace's European-made Vega rocket, a first for the Doves. The 26 SuperDoves, Flock 4v, are scheduled for lift-off on March 23, 2020 from the Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana.

These 26 Flock 4v SuperDoves will be split into two batches on the same launch: 14 of them will be housed inside and from ISL's QuadPack deployers and the remaining 12 will be deployed from D-Orbit's InOrbit Now (ION) freeflying deployment platform.

Over 200 Dove satellites have successfully deployed from ISL's trusty QuadPack system. This will be the first flight of D-Orbit's ION system, and those satellites will be deployed over a handful of weeks. D-Orbit will also be verifying key technologies on their ION platform that will eventually enable future versions to act as a "space tug," with the capability to perform orbit adjustments or accelerate phasing for the satellites it carries.


Planeteers gather around crates of Flock 4vs before they're sent off to the launch site. © 2020, Planet Labs Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Much like the Falcon 9 SSO-A launch in 2018, this Vega launch is going to be a smallsat party. As Arianespace's official mission name "Small Spacecraft Mission Service--Proof of Concept" suggests, this is the first "dedicated rideshare" on a Vega launch vehicle; rather than a primary satellite customer driving the requirements of the mission, this is a dedicated ride for a few dozen small satellites all looking to go to the same orbit.

We look forward to a successful launch and extend our thanks to our partners at Arianespace, ISISpace, D-Orbit, Spaceflight and SAB Aerospace for all their efforts in making this mission come together. Follow Planet on Twitter to receive the latest updates on our upcoming launches.

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Цитата ISILaunch Services‏ @ISILaunch 11 февр.

Making good progress here at the SAB facilities in Brno with integration activities for the #VEGA SSMS POC flight. Following integration of the #CubeSats into the @isis_space #QuadPacks, we have now placed them on the HEX structure. Next stop is CSG in Kourou. #ISILAUNCH26





14 ч. назад

Superproud to support yet another @planetlabs SuperDoves launch! With well over 200 Doves brought to orbit in our @isis_space #QuadPacks before, these 14 are now mounted on the #VEGA SSMS POC structure https://bit.ly/38uGXps    #ISILAUNCH26  #Vega SMSS #CubeSats #QuadPacks


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Цитата ESA Technology‏ @ESA_Tech 42 мин. назад

Coming next in #ESATech #CubeSats: this golden Picasso #CubeSat will use new technology to take the temperature of the ozone layer. Developed by Belgium's @BIRA_IASB, Picasso will fly on next month's #Vega SSMS launcher, flying more than 40 satellites: https://www.aeronomie.be/en/news/2020/picasso-picosatellite-ready-launch ...




37 мин. назад

Also due to launch aboard next month's #Vega SSMS launch - flying more than 40 satellites at once - is SIMBA from Belgium's @meteobenl, measuring the difference between the Sun's total irradiance and Earth's radiation budget - a key #ClimateChange value https://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Images/2019/04/SIMBA_CubeSat ...


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Цитата DutchSpace‏ @DutchSpace 4 ч. назад

Nice shot of ESAIL, an ESA AIS (ship tracking) microsatellite, and payload for Vega VV16 #Vega #VV16 #CSG #ESA


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Цитата Association des amis de l'activité spatiale dans le monde
13 ч. · 

VEGA VOL 16 - ATHENA SSMS POC FLIGHT - NEMO-HD SSMS POC FLIGHT- UPMSAT-2 SSMS POC FLIGHT -GHGSAT-C1 SSMS POC FLIGHT - IoN mk01 SSMS POC FLIGHT - NEWSat SSMS POC FLIGHT - ESAIL - SSMS POC FLIGHT-

Подъём ступени Z9 и её монтаж на ракете-носителе.

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Цитата Chris G - NSF@ChrisG_NSF 4 мин. назад

The #Vega rocket's Return To Flight is near! Stacking ops are underway at the Guiana Space Centre. The RTF mission is set to launch on 23 March at 21:50 EST (01:50 UTC, 24 March) with the Small Spacecraft Mission Service Proof Of Concept flight.

ARTICLE:

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2020/02/arianespace-stacking-vega-march-rtf/ ...
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Arianespace begins stacking Vega ahead of March Return To Flight - NASASpaceFlight.com
Arianespace's Vega rocket is on track to conduct its Return To Flight (RTF) mission in...
nasaspaceflight.com

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Цитата Association des amis de l'activité spatiale dans le monde
2 ч. · 

VEGA VOL 16 - SSMS POC FLIGHT et NEMO-HD

Подъём блока выведения AVUM и его монтаж на ракете-носителе





tnt22

Цитата Satellogic@Satellogic 4:25 PM - Mar 3, 2020

Next March 24 at 01:51:10 UTC we are launching a new satellite called Hypatia. Take a look at our new mission patch. #satellites #hypatia #satellogic



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Цитатаtnt22 написал:
Цитата https://tass.ru/obschestvo/7922219
7 МАР, 03:02 Обновлено 03:25
7 марта. /ТАСС/. Персонал компании Arianespace, которая является оператором космодрома Куру во Французской Гвиане, практически в полном составе покинул космодром из-за выявленных случаев заражения коронавирусом в соседнем населенном пункте. Об этом сообщили ТАСС два источника в ракетно-космической отрасли.

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https://spaceflight.com/spaceflight-readies-28-payloads-for-inaugural-rideshare-launch-on-arianespaces-vega/
ЦитатаSPACEFLIGHT READIES 28 PAYLOADS FOR INAUGURAL RIDESHARE LAUNCH ON ARIANESPACE'S VEGA
By Jodi Sorensen
MARCH 9, 2020

First dedicated rideshare mission on Vega to launch spacecraft for Spaceflight customers, including Satellogic, Planet, and Swarm Technologies

Seattle - March 9, 2020 -- Spaceflight Inc. today announced it is providing mission management and rideshare integration services for four organizations on Arianespace's first dedicated rideshare mission on its Vega launch vehicle. The proof of concept rideshare mission, VV16, will launch 53 microsatellites, nanosatellites and cubesats, including 28 payloads from Spaceflight customers Satellogic, Planet, Swarm Technologies, and an undisclosed organization.



Targeted for late March from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, this launch represents Spaceflight's first mission aboard the Vega.

"This is an important launch for all involved," said Curt Blake, president and CEO, Spaceflight, Inc. "Not only is this our first launch on the Vega, it's Arianespace's first fully dedicated rideshare mission, which is a direct response to the industry's demand for more rideshare options. Our customers are a combination of long-standing, repeat constellation developers as well as microsat organizations opting to work with us for the first time. Our comprehensive rideshare services range from capacity brokering to full integration and logistics services to help everyone achieve their mission goals on time and budget. We're equally excited to partner with Arianespace and play an integral role in their first, of hopefully many, rideshare missions."

This historic rideshare mission to Sun Synchronous low-Earth Orbit of 500km aboard the Vega will transport Spaceflight customer spacecraft including:
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  • NewSat-6, a low Earth orbit remote sensing satellite designed and manufactured in South America by Satellogic, a vertically integrated geospatial analytics company that is building the first Earth observation platform with the ability to remap the entire planet at both high-frequency and high-resolution. This is Satellogic's 11th spacecraft in orbit, equipped with multispectral and hyperspectral imaging capabilities and it will be added to the company's growing satellite constellation.
  • Planet's 14 next-generation SuperDove satellites (Flock 4v), which will join its constellation of 150 Earth-imaging spacecraft.
  • Swarm Technologies' 12 (.25U) satellites which provide affordable global connectivity.
  • An undisclosed microsat.
"We are thankful to Spaceflight for coordinating this launch for us," said Emiliano Kargieman, CEO and founder of Satellogic. "As we continue to increase our in-orbit capacity, the Vega launch will demonstrate our capability to adapt our satellites to different rockets and deployment systems. This mission will also allow us to test new imaging technology capable of capturing sub-meter resolution. Through the refinement of sub-meter imaging, we plan to further drive down the cost of high-frequency geospatial analytics."

Arianespace CEO, Stéphane Israël, commented, "We are excited to deliver 28 satellites ranging from 0.33 to 140 kg for Spaceflight and its customers. This inaugural SSMS mission onboard Vega shows how our light vehicle is adapted to tackle the booming smallsat market through our rideshare solution. Today with Vega, tomorrow with Vega C and Ariane 6, Arianespace will offer the best solutions to its customers to deploy their ambitious projects."

Since its founding, Spaceflight has launched more than 270 satellites via 29 rocket launches, establishing itself as the leading rideshare service provider. Spaceflight plans to execute more than 10 missions in 2020 across many different launch vehicles, including the Falcon 9, Antares, Electron, Vega, SSLV, PSLV, and LauncherOne.

Spaceflight's parent company, Spaceflight Industries recently announced it has signed an agreement to sell Spaceflight's rideshare business to Japan's Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Yamasa Co., Ltd. Upon regulatory approval, Spaceflight will continue to operate as an independent U.S.-based company, with a 50/50 joint venture ownership stake by Mitsui & Co. and Yamasa.

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Как сообщает информатор в ГКЦ:

Цитата Cosmic Penguin‏ @Cosmic_Penguin 33 мин. назад

According to French reports the Guiana Space Centre (CSG) will be closed due to spreading of coronovirus (several cases in French Guiana already). All launch campaigns e.g. Vega multi-sat flight (March 24) & Soyuz/Falcon Eye (April 14) will be suspended.
Цитата Closer To Space‏ @ClosertoSpace 5 ч. назад

Le Centre Spatial Guyanais est désormais fermé à cause du Covid-19. Les campagnes de lancements seront donc (très) affectées par ça, même s'il nous faut attendre les communiqués officiels pour connaître ce qu'il sera fait, ou non, ces prochains jours.

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16.03.2020 14:02:11 #13 Последнее редактирование: 14.05.2020 02:41:50 от tnt22
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Цитата
Китай аэрокосмический 
7 ч. назад

Цитата
Kourou, le 15-O3-2020
UEB5/20.004

INSTRUCTION UEB5 20/ N* 004

Qbjet : : COVID 19 Mesures d'endiguement du coronavirus au CSG

Compte tenu de l'évolution très rapide de la situation concernant l'épidémie de coronavirus et en application des allocutions du Président de la République et du Premier Ministre, le CNES a pris la décision de placer l'ensemble des installations, lanceurs et charge utiles en sécurité, et ainsi permettre le déploiement généralisé du télétravail partout où cela est possible au CSG.

En conséquence le déroulé des activités de préparation des lancements sont suspendues ainsi que la réalisation des chantiers еn cours (ELA4, installation Avnaionie1...)

Seules doivent se dérouler en présentiel les activités de mise en sécurité des lanceurs, des satellites et des infrastructures de la Base ainsi que leur surveillance au titre des installations classées pour la protection de l'environnemerrt.

Nous vous remercions d'avance de votre mobillisation pour la bonne mis en œuvre de ces mesures,

La Présidente
Marie Anne CLAIR
Цитата
Куру, 15-03-2020
UEB5/20.004

ИНСТРУКЦИЯ UEB5 20/N* 004

Qbject : : COVID 19 Меры по сдерживанию коронавируса в CSG

Учитывая очень быстрое развитие ситуации с эпидемией коронавируса и применением речей президента Республики и премьер-министра, CNES решила перевести все строения, ракеты-носители и полезные нагрузки в безопасное состояние, а также позволить повсеместное, где это возможно, применение телеработы в CSG.

В результате, подготовка к запускам, а также завершение незавершенного строительства (установка ELA4, Avnaionie1 ...) приостановлены.

Разрешены только индивидуальные действия по обеспечению безопасности ракет-носителей, спутников и инфраструктуры базы, а также наблюдение за ними по специальному оборудованию для защиты окружающей среды.

Мы заранее благодарим вас за мобилизацию для хорошего осуществления этих мер,

Президент
Мари Энн КЛЕР

tnt22

https://www.roscosmos.ru/28193/
Цитата16.03.2020 15:00
ГКЦ приостанавливает пусковую деятельность из-за коронавируса

В связи с пандемией коронавируса нового типа и необходимостью полностью реализовать меры, введенные правительством Франции, Гвианский космический центр приостанавливает проведение всех текущих пусковых кампаний. Подготовительные мероприятия к пускам будут возобновлены как только это позволят санитарные условия. Об этом говорится в сообщении Arianespace.

Эта исключительная мера позволит защитить здоровье сотрудников и местного населения, а также обеспечить безопасность подготовки к запланированным пускам.

Arianespace, Французское космическое агентство (CNES), а также все компании, участвующие в деятельности Гвианского космического центра, в настоящее время контролируют операции по переводу ракет-носителей и космических аппаратов в безопасный режим хранения в соответствии со стандартными процедурами.

tnt22

Цитата Stéphane Israël @arianespaceceo 12:03 PM - Apr 29, 2020

We are now preparing very actively with all our partners @esa @CNES @Avio_Group @ArianeGroup and our customers in full respect of the sanitary requirements the restart of VV16 and VA253 campaigns. More to come soon.

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Цитата Peter B. de Selding @pbdes 7:15 PM - Apr 29, 2020

Europe's French Guiana spaceport, closed since March 16, tentatively sets mid-June reopening for Vega launch of 40+ cubesats.@CNES @esa @Avio_Group @Arianespace @SpaceflightInc @northropgrumman @Maxar @INTELSAT. https://bit.ly/2YghwpB


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Теперь официально

https://www.arianespace.com/press-release/covid-19-arianespace-to-resume-its-launch-campaigns-at-the-guiana-space-center/
ЦитатаApril 29, 2020
COVID-19 / Arianespace to resume its launch campaigns at the Guiana Space Center

Following the measures presented by the French government on April 28 as part of the gradual resumption of activity planned from May 11, and the announcement of a restart of operational activities at the Guiana Space Center, Arianespace confirms its following launch objectives:
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  • Flight VV16/SSMS - The first "rideshare" Vega launch, carrying approximately 50 small satellites, in mid-June;


  • Flight VA253 - A dual-payload Ariane 5 mission for two customers, Intelsat and B-SAT, at the end of July.
All of these campaigns will be carried out in strict compliance with the health rules published by the Prefect of French Guiana, as well as the French CNES space agency and the Guiana Space Center. The objective is to preserve the health of launch site workers and those who are deployed to the space center, as well as the local population - all while ensuring the security and safety conditions required for preparation of the planned launches.

After the suspension of launch campaigns that was imposed on March 16, standby measures and security controls for launch vehicles and satellite payloads were handled by the teams of Arianespace, CNES and all the companies involved in the Guiana Space Center, and carried out in accordance with standard procedures.

The launch campaigns for two Soyuz missions - Flights VS24 and VS25 - will resume this summer.

As of April 21, the measures to maintain the launch site in an operational configuration have been carried out with local teams based in French Guiana, applying social distancing measures.

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Цитата Arianespace @Arianespace 4 ч. назад

The team that will conduct #Vega's game-changing #SSMS "rideshare" mission has arrived at the Spaceport in French Guiana as launch preparations gradually resume in compliance with local #COVID19 health rules. #Arianespace Flight #VV16 is scheduled for mid-June. @ESA @Avio_Group

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https://www.arianespace.com/mission-update/vv16-va253-arrivals-french-guiana/
ЦитатаAriane 5Vega | May 13, 2020
Preparations are underway for Arianespace's upcoming Vega and Ariane 5 missions
 
A pair of important arrivals this week - one by air, the other by sea - marked an acceleration of preparations at Europe's Spaceport for Arianespace's next two missions, to be performed from French Guiana with its lightweight Vega and heavy-lift Ariane 5 launch vehicles.

These parallel arrivals involved personnel who will conduct the first Vega "rideshare" mission, scheduled for mid-June to orbit 53 small satellite payloads; and Ariane 5 launch vehicle components for a three-passenger flight planned for liftoff this summer.

Team members for the Vega launch campaign were flown in aboard a chartered airliner that touched down at Félix Eboué Airport near the French Guiana capital city of Cayenne. They will be responsible for preparing this mission's liftoff from the Vega Launch Complex (ZLV), located on the Kourou side of the Spaceport.

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Launch activities in French Guiana had been suspended mid-March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and were gradually resumed - carried out in strict compliance with health rules published by the Prefect of French Guiana, as well as the French CNES space agency and the Guiana Space Center.

Vega proof-of-concept flight for SSMS

Designated Flight VV16 in Arianespace's numbering system, Vega's mission will be the first of the Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS) - a program initiated by the European Space Agency (ESA) in 2016, with the contribution of the European Commission. For all the European partners involved, its purpose is to perfectly address the burgeoning microsatellite market for institutional and commercial customers alike.

The modular SSMS dispenser was designed to be as market-responsive as possible, able to accommodate a wide combination of payloads - from a main large satellite with smaller companions to multiple smaller satellites, or dozens of individual CubeSats.

Flight VV16 will be Arianespace's fifth launch overall in 2020, and its first this year using the lightweight Vega member of its launch vehicle family - which also includes the heavy-lift Ariane 5 and medium-lift Soyuz.

The satellite passengers on Flight VV16 will be deployed by Vega to Sun-synchronous orbits. They will serve different types of applications, such as Earth observation, telecommunications, science and technology/education.

tnt22

https://www.arianespace.com/mission-update/vega-vv16-preparations-resume/

Цитата: undefinedVega | June 1, 2020
Preparations resume for Vega's upcoming mission with 53 small satellite passengers


Arianespace personnel are utilizing smart glasses during certain payload checkout activities for Flight VV16 at the Spaceport in French Guiana, enabling customers to remotely monitor operations performed on satellites that will be orbited this month by the Vega light-lift launcher.

The launch campaign has resumed for Arianespace's next mission, which will be the proof-of-concept flight with the Vega launcher's "ride-share" configuration - known as the Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS).

Scheduled for the middle of this month from the Spaceport in French Guiana, it will loft 53 micro- and nanosatellites for the benefit of 21 customers, deploying these payloads into Sun-Synchronous orbit.

For the mission, designated Flight VV16 in Arianespace's launcher family numbering system, Vega will carry seven microsatellites weighing from 15 kg. to 150 kg., along with 46 smaller CubeSats. These spacecraft are to serve various applications, including Earth observation, telecommunications, science, technology and education.

The maiden flight for Europe's SSMS

The SSMS program, initiated by the European Space Agency (ESA) with the European Commission's contribution, will boost Arianespace's ability to offer ride-share solutions tailored for the flourishing small satellite market.

Avio, the Italian company that is production prime contractor for Vega launch vehicles, also developed the SSMS ride-share concept. Design authority for the multi-payload dispenser system is SAB Aerospace, an independent Italian SME (small/medium enterprise).

The SSMS dispenser is composed of modular components that are assembled as needed to serve as the interface with grouped payloads composed of microsatellites and CubeSats. Capable of accepting a full range of payload combinations, the SSMS configuration has been designed to be as responsive as possible in meeting the launch service market's needs for both institutional and commercial customers.

Launch team members arrive from Europe

Assembly of Flight VV16's light-lift Vega launcher was performed during February on the Spaceport's SLV launch pad, but was followed in mid-March by an operations stand-down due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to fully implement sanitary protective measures.


Avio members of the launch team for Arianespace Flight VV16 were flown from Rome to Cayenne aboard a chartered jetliner.

With the decision to restart operational activities at the Spaceport, a team of some 70 people - led by engineers and technicians from Avio, and including personnel from other companies - was flown aboard a chartered jetliner from Europe to French Guiana.

After arriving at Félix Eboué Airport near the capital city of Cayenne, the team members underwent a quarantine period before being authorized to work at the launch site.

"We are delighted to have resumed operations," said Thierry Wilmart, who heads the Missions & Customers Department at Arianespace. "Protective measures relating to COVID-19 have been taken throughout the launch site's facilities, and mission personnel have received instructions on respecting the sanitary guidelines."

Wilmart noted that among the first activities was an evaluation of using smart glasses during payload preparation activities with several of the spacecraft passengers on Flight VV16. "The results are very positive, and this efficient means of being connected enables customers to remotely monitor operations conducted by Arianespace personnel on their satellites."


The Vega launcher for Arianespace Flight VV16 is shown taking shape during integration activity at the Spaceport in February. This photo sequence shows the solid propellant stages being "stacked" at the Vega Launch Complex (SLV), with the Zefiro 23 second stage's integration on the P80 first stage (at left), followed by installation of the Zefiro 9 third stage atop them (center). In the photo at right, Vega receives its liquid-propellant Attitude and Vernier Upper Module (AVUM).

  • Larger versions of the photos above are available for downloading in the Gallery.

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Цитата: undefined Satellogic @Satellogic 7 ч. назад

Hypatia has a new confirmed launch date! As operations activities have resumed at the Guiana Space Center, the Vega mission has been rescheduled for June 19, 2020 at 01:51:10 am UTC. 🛰️ 🚀
#hypatia #Satellite

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Цитата: undefined Association des amis de l'activité spatiale dans le monde
8 июня 2020 г. в 12:59

VEGA Vol 16 - [Spaceflight Satellite & NEMO-HD - SSMS POC FLIGHT & UPMSat-2 - SSMS POC FLIGHT & GHGSat-C1 - SSMS POC FLIGHT & IoN SCV LUCAS - SSMS POC FLIGHT & NEWSat-6 - SSMS POC FLIGHT & ESAIL - SSMS POC FLIGHT]

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https://www.arianespace.com/mission-update/payload-integration-is-completed-for-arianespaces-vega-ride-share-mission-with-53-small-satellites/

Цитата: undefinedVega | June 10, 2020
Payload integration is completed for Arianespace's Vega rideshare mission with 53 small satellites


Shown during the SSMS payload integration process for Arianespace's Flight VV16 is the ION CubeSat carrier - a platform that will deploy 12 CubeSats after being placed in orbit by the Vega launcher.

The 53 satellite passengers for Arianespace's rideshare flight with its Vega light-lift launcher have been integrated at the Spaceport in French Guiana, marking a key milestone in preparation for the June 18 Proof of Concept mission with Europe's Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS).

During activity at the Spaceport, Vega's payload of seven microsatellites (weighing 15 kg. to 150 kg.), along with 46 smaller CubeSats, were installed on the SSMS platform - from which they will be deployed into Sun-synchronous orbits during the Vega mission.

The SSMS hardware development was funded by the European Space Agency (ESA); the European Union contributed to the financing of this Proof of Concept flight. The combined European efforts will enhance Arianespace's response to the rideshare demand with solutions that are perfectly suited to the flourishing small satellite market.

Europe's rideshare answer for small-sats

The SSMS provides a new dedicated European rideshare solution with Vega that is modular and capable of accommodating a full range of payload combinations. Vega's upcoming Proof of Concept mission - designated Flight VV16 in Arianespace's launcher family numbering system - was conceived in the context of ESA's LLL (Light satellite, Low-cost, Launch opportunity) initiative.

The lift performance for Vega on Flight VV16 is approximately 1,310 kg.

During the June 18 nighttime mission, Vega's liftoff and ascent will be powered by the launcher's solid-propellant first, second and third stages, followed by four ignitions of the AVUM bi-propellent upper stage.

During Vega's flight sequence, the seven microsatellites will be deployed from 40 minutes into the mission through 52 minutes; followed by the CubeSats' phased release from 1 hour, 42 minutes to just under 1 hour, 44 minutes, 56 seconds.

Italy's Avio is the production prime contractor for Vega, delivering the integrated launcher to Arianespace. Avio also developed the small satellite delivery system and the specific mission preparation process for Flight VV16, performing these tasks under ESA leadership. Design authority for the multi-payload dispenser system is SAB Aerospace s.r.o. of the Czech Republic.

  • Larger versions of the photos above are available for downloading in the Gallery.

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https://ria.ru/20200612/1572838190.html

Цитата: undefinedСпутник МГУ и университета Гренобля запустят на европейской ракете
01:02 12.06.2020

МОСКВА, 12 июн - РИА Новости. Российско-французский научный спутник AMICal для изучения полярных сияний, созданный МГУ и университетом Гренобля, запустят 19 июля на европейской ракете Vega с космодрома Куру во Французской Гвиане, сообщила компания Arianespace.

В материалах, размещенных на сайте компании, спутник AMICal приводится в перечне космических аппаратов, которые отправятся на орбиту на ракете Vega.

В феврале 2019 года директор НИИ ядерной физики МГУ Михаил Панасюк рассказал РИА Новости, что спутник AMICal создан институтом совместно с университетом Гренобля для изучения полярных сияний. Тогда его планировалось запустить в космос летом 2019 года на ракете "Союз-2.1б" с космодрома Восточный вместе с метеорологическим спутником "Метеор-М" номер 2-2, но в итоге аппарат остался на Земле.

Старт ракеты Vega с 53 спутниками намечался на 24 марта, но в середине марта компания Arianespace объявила, что подготовка к пускам ракет на космодроме Куру, в том числе российских "Союзов", приостановлена из-за распространения коронавируса. В конце апреля Arianespace сообщила, что подготовка к пускам возобновляется.
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https://www.arianespace.com/press-release/vega-flight-vv16/

Цитата: undefinedVega | June 11, 2020
Flight VV16: For the first Vega mission of 2020, Arianespace will perform the Small Spacecraft Mission Service Proof of Concept flight



With this mission, designated Flight VV16, Arianespace underscores its comprehensive range of innovative and competitive services to address the nano- and micro-satellite market sub-segment, serving both institutional and commercial needs. The creation of such a new service using the company's light-lift Vega led to the Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS) project.

The European Space Agency (ESA) funded the SSMS hardware development, and also contributed with the European Union to the funding of this "Proof of Concept" (PoC) flight.

The combined European efforts will enhance Arianespace's response to the rideshare demand with solutions that are perfectly suited to the flourishing small satellite market.

For its fifth mission in 2020, and the first Vega flight of the year, Arianespace will orbit 53 satellites on the Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS) Proof of Concept (PoC) Flight.

Flight VV16 will be performed from the Vega Launch Complex (SLV) in Kourou, French Guiana.

VV16's mission, with 21 customers from 13 countries on board, will serve different types of applications: earth observation, telecommunications, science, technology/education, etc.

By choosing Arianespace, all customers are entitled to the same level of quality and reliability. New customers such as laboratories, universities and start-ups are guaranteed the optimum conditions for the launch of their space projects.

The SSMS rideshare concept is now integrated into Arianespace commercial offer, as a new service to address the small satellite market.

This Arianespace's concept - with multiple small satellites from 1 kg. to 500 kg. being flown together on Vega with the objective of sharing the launch cost - has been developed with the support of ESA and Avio. The satellite dispenser is an ESA product developed by Avio under ESA leadership and it is produced by the Czech company, SAB Aerospace s.r.o. (CZ). Satellite integration has been performed for the first time in Europe (Czech Republic).

The European Union contributed to the financing of this PoC flight.

For Flight VV16, the Vega launcher will carry seven microsatellites (from 15 kg. to 150 kg.) on the upper portion, along with 46 smaller CubeSats on the lower portion's Hexamodule.

With this new service, Arianespace will be able to respond to the constellation and small satellite market demand thanks to the dual strategy of shared launches on Vega / Vega C and Ariane 6.

The Launch Readiness Review (LRR) will take place on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 in Kourou to authorize the start of operations for the final countdown.

For further information, download the Flight VV16 Launch Kit by clicking here: http://www.arianespace.com/press-kits/

To watch a live, high-speed online transmission of the launch (including commentary in French and English), go to arianespace.com or to youtube.com/arianespace on June 18, 2020, beginning 15 minutes before liftoff.

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12 июня в 13:15

VEGA Vol 16 - [Spaceflight Satellite & NEMO-HD - SSMS POC FLIGHT & UPMSat-2 - SSMS POC FLIGHT & GHGSat-C1 - SSMS POC FLIGHT & IoN SCV LUCAS - SSMS POC FLIGHT & NEWSat-6 - SSMS POC FLIGHT & ESAIL - SSMS POC FLIGHT]

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ЦитатаSSMS inaugural flight on Vega

 European Space Agency, ESA

14 июн. 2020 г.

Multiple small satellites will be launched at once on the Vega VV16 mission from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. This flight will demonstrate the modular SSMS dispenser resting on its upper stage intended to bring routine affordable launch opportunities for light satellites from 0.2 kg CubeSats up to 400 kg minisatellites.
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Until now the smallest classes of satellites - all the way down to tiny CubeSats, built from 10 cm modular boxes - have typically 'piggybacked' to orbit. They have to make use of any spare capacity as a single large satellite is launched, meaning their overall launch opportunities are limited.

The new Vega Small Spacecraft Mission Service switches this into a 'rideshare' model, with multiple small satellites being flown together, splitting the launch cost.

SAB Aeropsace in the Czech Republic and Bercella in Italy designed and manufactured this modular dispenser for ESA's Vega prime contractor Avio. The component structures are made of very low-density aluminium 'sandwich' panels protected by carbon fibre reinforced polymer skins. This makes it very lightweight and rigid.

The SSMS comprises two main sections, the hexagonal lower section can hold six nanosatellites or up to a dozen CubeSat deployers while the upper section section is used for microsatellites, minisatellites and small satellites. The lower section can also be used independently, coupled with a larger satellite replacing the top section.

The hexagonal module, a central column, towers, a supporting platform and a set of standard satellite interface spacers are assembled to suit each mission and combination of satellites. For this flight, a configuration called Flexi-3 weighing just 330 kg is being used.

This demonstration flight aims to prove the technical and financial viability of the rideshare service. ESA has collaborated with the European Union, which has partly funded this mission within the Horizon 2020 programme. This is part of the Contribution Agreement between ESA and the EU on space technology activities signed on 16 April 2019.

The animation shows the separation of the ESAIL mission which is a joint ESA LuxSpace project to extend the monitoring of maritime traffic beyond existing land-based tracking of Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) through the means of an array of microsatellites: SAT-AIS.

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http://www.esa.int/Enabling_Support/Space_Transportation/Rideshare_service_for_light_satellites_to_launch_on_Vega

Цитата: undefinedRideshare service for light satellites to launch on Vega
12/06/2020

Europe's next Vega launch will premiere a new dispenser called the Small Spacecraft Mission Service, or SSMS. It will transport more than 50 satellites at once into orbit on the first rideshare mission dedicated to light satellites. Liftoff from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana is set for next week.

The SSMS is Europe's response to the call for affordable and timely launches for small satellites. Until now these customers have relied on spare capacity riding 'piggyback' alongside a primary satellite but spaces are limited and finding a match with mission requirements is difficult.

"This flight heralds a new era in rideshare opportunities for small satellites and shows our commitment to extending Europe's access to space capabilities to serve European institutions, strengthen our space industry and grow our economy," commented Renato Lafranconi, Vega Exploitation Programme Manager at ESA.

"New customers are keen to take their place on our next rideshare. This gives us a lot of confidence that this new service will become a vital element of the Vega launch service."


Fitted with satellites the SSMS main deck and HEX module are integrated

Maximising the number of satellites on each Vega launch lowers the cost per ridesharing customer. The SSMS can be used for a dedicated rideshare or to fit clusters of small satellites on the launch of a large satellite.

"This SSMS dispenser makes effective use of every available space thanks to a modular design approach. The lower section is hexagonal and can hold six nanosatellites or up to a dozen CubeSat deployers. The upper section is used for microsatellites, minisatellites and small satellites. The lower section can also be used independently, coupled with a larger satellite replacing the top section.

The hexagonal module, a central column, towers, a supporting platform and a set of standard satellite interface spacers are assembled to suit each mission and combination of satellites. For this flight, we are using a configuration called Flexi-3, weighing just 330 kg," explained Giorgio Tumino, managing ESA's Vega and Space Rider development programmes.

SAB Aerospace in the Czech Republic and Bercella in Italy designed and manufactured this modular dispenser for ESA's Vega prime contractor Avio. The component structures are made of very low-density aluminium 'sandwich' panels protected by carbon-fibre reinforced polymer skins. This makes it very lightweight and rigid.


SSMS modular parts

The SSMS can accommodate any combination of 0.2 kg CubeSats up to 500 kg minisatellites, from a main large satellite with smaller companions, to multiple small satellites, or dozens of individual CubeSats.

"Our objective is to ensure maximum flexibility, with an SSMS dispenser able to be assembled very close to the launch date and to meet the requirements of any mission," Giorgio added.

European public and research institutions and industry customers generally commission small satellites for low orbit applications in science, Earth observation, telecommunication and technology development.


Multiple satellites take rideshare to space on the SSMS dispenser

Among the eight European states represented in the flight aggregate were four ESA payloads - kg ESAIL microsatellite and three CubeSats: SIMBA, Picasso and FSSCat which carries pioneering technology named Φ-sat-1. Watch an animation of the launch of Vega and the release of ESAIL. 

When Vega flight VV16 reaches space, the satellite payloads will be progressively released from the SSMS dispenser in a coordinated sequence at a Sun-synchronous orbit, about 500 km above Earth.

Then, Vega's Attitude Vernier Upper Module (AVUM) upper stage will reignite its thrusters one last time to start its descent with the SSMS towards Earth to burn up on atmospheric reentry to avoid becoming space debris.

This proof-of-concept flight aims to prove the technical and financial viability of the rideshare service. ESA has leading expertise and long-standing experience in managing these types of programmes and mitigating risks. For this flight, ESA has collaborated with the European Union, which has partly funded this mission under the Horizon 2020 programme - part of the Contribution Agreement between ESA and the EU for growing space technologies in Europe. Working together like this on a common goal supports Europe's position on the global space market by establishing alliances that can reinforce existing and future programmes.

Vega is a 30 m-high, four-stage vehicle designed to accommodate between 300 kg and 1.5 tonnes of payload depending on the orbit and altitude. In the future, Vega's reignitable upper stage AVUM will allow rideshare missions to deliver payloads to three separate orbits per mission.

Watch the video below to see how this mission was taken from manufacture to flight, featuring interviews with ESA experts with news on future developments.

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Цитата: undefined Association des amis de l'activité spatiale dans le monde
15 июня 2020 г. в 07:52"

VEGA Vol 16 - [Spaceflight Satellite & NEMO-HD - SSMS POC FLIGHT & UPMSat-2 - SSMS POC FLIGHT & GHGSat-C1 - SSMS POC FLIGHT & IoN SCV LUCAS - SSMS POC FLIGHT & NEWSat-6 - SSMS POC FLIGHT & ESAIL - SSMS POC FLIGHT]

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ЦитатаComing Soon | VV16 - SSMS PoC Flight

 arianespace

15 июн. 2020 г.

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https://www.arianespace.com/mission-update/vega-vv16-launcher-integration/

Цитата: undefinedVega | June 15, 2020
The Vega launcher is integrated for Arianespace's first rideshare mission


The payload integration process for Flight VV16 is shown at the Spaceport, beginning with Vega's upper composite being transferred to the SLV Launch Complex (photo at left). It was then hoisted up the launch site's mobile gantry for installation atop the launcher (photos center, and right).

Standing tall at the Spaceport in French Guiana, Vega has received its payload of 53 small satellites and is now undergoing final preparations for Arianespace's June 18 maiden ride-share mission with the light-lift launcher.

During integration activity at the Spaceport's SLV Launch Complex, the Vega was "topped off" with its upper composite, consisting of a new-design rideshare dispenser system carrying 46 small CubeSats and seven microsatellites weighing 15 kg. to 150 kg. - all of which are encapsulated in the launcher's protective payload fairing.

Vega is ready for final preparations leading to Thursday's nighttime liftoff on a proof of concept (PoC) mission lasting 1 hour, 44 minutes and 56 seconds, during which the payloads will be deployed in Sun-synchronous orbits for 21 customers from 13 countries.

Arianespace's small-sat rideshare solution

The Vega rideshare concept, named the Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS), provides Arianespace flight opportunities for nano- and micro-satellites, offering solutions perfectly suited to this flourishing sub-segment of the launch services market.

This week's mission is designated Flight VV16 in Arianespace's launcher family numbering system, indicating Vega's 16th liftoff from the Spaceport, where it operates along with the heavy-lift Ariane 5 and medium-lift Soyuz vehicles.

The SSMS rideshare satellite dispenser system is a European Space Agency (ESA) product developed by Italy's Avio under ESA leadership, and is produced by the Czech company, SAB Aerospace s.r.o.  For this week's proof of concept flight, the European Union contributed to the financing.

For Flight VV16, the launcher's seven microsatellites are installed on the dispenser's upper portion, while the 46 smaller CubeSats have been positioned on the lower portion's hexagon-shaped module.


Equipped with its 53 satellites for Flight VV16, the Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS) rideshare dispenser is transported within the Spaceport's S5 payload preparation facility (photo at left) for encapsulation in Vega's fairing (at right).

  • Larger versions of the photos above are available for downloading in the Gallery.

Liftoff timing for Flight VV16:
French Guiana
Washington, D.C.
UTC
Paris
10:51:10 p.m. on June 18
9:51:10 p.m. on June 18
01:51:10 on June 19
03:51:10 a.m. on June 19

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https://www.esa.int/Enabling_Support/Space_Engineering_Technology/PICASSO_ESA_s_CubeSat_to_sift_secrets_from_sunrise


Цитата: undefinedPICASSO, ESA's CubeSat to sift secrets from sunrise
16/06/2020

There is always a sunrise and sunset happening somewhere on our planet. Soon ESA's newest CubeSat - flying aboard Europe's Vega launcher this Friday - will be keeping watch. The miniature PICASSO mission will use the filtering of sunlight by Earth's atmosphere to check the health of our protective ozone layer.

CubeSats are miniature satellites built up from standardised 10-cm boxes. The PICo-satellite for Atmospheric and Space Science Observations, or PICASSO, developed for ESA by the Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BISA), is a '3-unit' CubeSat with two scientific payloads. It hosts a cut-down spectrometer for monitoring the atmosphere, as well as sampling probes (called 'SLP') to measure space plasma around the nanosatellite.


PICASSO CubeSat in cleanroom

"PICASSO is an experiment, basically," explains project scientist Didier Fussen, heading the Solar Radiation Department at BISA. "Can an instrument providing valid scientific measurements of the ozone layer, which is a vital parameter for the health of life on Earth, be accommodated on a platform the size of a shoe box?

"The answer turns out to be yes. To make it happen we've worked with our partners AAC Clyde Space in Scotland who constructed our CubeSat, and VTT Finland who provided us with a suitably scaled-down spectrometer.

"Meanwhile BISA colleagues contributed a quartet of homemade Langmuir probes to take advantage of this flight opportunity. Extending from the solar panels of the nanosatellite, these 'SLP' probes will sample variations in space plasma across PICASSO's orbit, opening a new window on space weather.


PICASSO CubeSat

"The other essential elements enabling the mission have been financial support from BELSPO, the Belgium Science Policy Office, the UK Space Agency and the Belgian National Lottery, as well as the technical backing from ESA: CubeSats are small in scale, and use commercial off-the-shelf parts to boost affordability, but for scientific purposes their overall complexity is starting to approach that of a standard-sized mission."

Something in the air

Focused on the study of the upper atmosphere, BISA has contributed instruments to many other satellites over the years, in particular by proposing the forthcoming ESA Earth Watch mission Altius which will monitor the ozone layer and upper atmosphere across a much wider spectral band, but PICASSO is the Institute's first CubeSat mission.

The impetus for global ozone monitoring from spaceborne instruments goes back to the mid-1980s, and the shock discovery of a hole in the ozone layer by Antarctic scientists, subsequently confirmed by satellite data. The finding that the ozone layer was being eroded by human-made gases was bad news because it plays a vital role in shielding life from harmful ultraviolet radiation.


Antarctic ozone hole

In reaction, in parallel to the international banning of the 'chlorofluorocarbon' gases responsible, a new generation of ozone-monitoring instruments were designed and launched, many of which BISA contributed to. For instance, ESA's 2002-launched Envisat environmental satellite alone carried three such atmospheric sounders.

"The result was something of a golden age for ozone monitoring with a good vertical resolution," adds Dr Fussen, "but this is now coming to an end as most missions reach the end of their lives. So PICASSO will serve as a demonstrator of the capacity of small satellites to perform monitoring of atmospheric composition.

 "Current trends suggest the ozone hole is gradually stabilizing or recovering, but we cannot simply hope for the best," says Didier. "Atmospheric dynamics has a large natural variability year on year, which demands ongoing observation."


PICASSO prepared for integration

PICASSO's spectrometer operates on the basis of the solar occultation method, a sophisticated version of 'spot the difference'. It compares the spectral signatures of sunlight shone through the atmosphere with sunlight coming directly through space to perform vertical mapping of ozone concentration profiles.

Observing sunrises and sunsets twice per orbit, the CubeSat will also attempt an experimental method of taking the temperature of the upper atmosphere. Didier explains: "As we image the solar disc, we will measure how it has been compressed by the lensing effect of atmospheric refraction, making it smaller and less circular. From this 'angular size variation' it is possible to calculate the density of the air at high altitude, and from that derive its temperature."

PICASSO has been supported through the 'Fly' element of ESA's General Support Technology Programme, readying promising technologies for space. It will be launched along with dozens of other CubeSats and small satellites aboard the  inaugural flight of ESA's Vega Small Spacecraft Mission Service this Friday early morning.

Follow the launch on ESA Web TV from 03:15 CEST, with liftoff due at 03:51 CEST (01:51 UTC, 10:51 on Thursday night French Guiana time).

tnt22

https://www.esa.int/Applications/Observing_the_Earth/Ph-sat/FSSCat_F-sat-1_ready_for_launch


Цитата: undefinedFSSCat/Ф-sat-1 ready for launch
16/06/2020

The first artificial intelligence to be carried onboard a European Earth observation mission will be launched this week from Europe's spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The pioneering artificial intelligence technology named ɸ-sat-1, pronounced PhiSat-1, will be the first experiment to improve the efficiency of sending vast quantities of data back to Earth.

Earth-observing satellites are delivering a wealth of data on a daily basis, not only to understand how our planet works, but also for use in a myriad of practical applications to improve our lives. With today's need to understand, monitor and address the current climate crisis, the demand for efficient data is more essential than ever.

As part of the drive to foster innovation and new technology, ESA has worked alongside its partners to develop ɸ-sat-1 - Europe's first artificial intelligence Earth observation mission - which will demonstrate how satellite data, coupled with digital technologies, can bring benefits to business, industry and science.


ɸ-sat AI

ɸ-sat-1 will acquire an enormous number of images that will allow scientists to monitor changes in vegetation and water quality, detect urban heat islands and carry out experiments on the role of evapotranspiration in climate change. ɸ-sat-1's hyperspectral camera will image Earth in the visible, near-infrared and thermal-infrared parts of the electromagnetic spectrum.

"However, some of the images acquired will not be suitable for use because of cloud cover," explains Massimiliano Pastena, ɸ-sat Technology Engineer at ESA. "The ɸ-sat-1 artificial intelligence will automatically filter these images out, so that only usable data are returned back to Earth. This will make the process of handling these data more efficient, allowing users access to more timely information."

ESA's Director of Earth Observation Programmes, Josef Aschbacher, comments "ESA is continuously pushing innovation to the extreme. ɸ-sat-1 combines the power of artificial intelligence with innovative Earth observation CubeSat technology. This is an experiment to test new technologies and to lower the cost of space missions. It is a crucial step to open up completely new opportunities in the fast-developing domain of Earth observation that will allow tailored information for customised services. ESA is also keen to gain experience on how this combination of technologies could eventually be used in larger-scale operational spacecraft.



FSSCAT

"ɸ-sat-1 is an important step forward for Earth observation satellite missions and I am very proud that we at ESA, and our industry partners, are leading the way with this new approach for Earth observation."

ɸ-sat-1 is an enhancement of the Federated Satellite Systems mission, or FSSCat for short. As the overall 2017 Copernicus Masters winner, FSSCat, was proposed by Spain's Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and developed by a consortium of European companies and institutes. The FSSCat mission is based on two CubeSats, each about the size of a shoebox, that will collect data to measure, for example, soil moisture, sea-ice extent and sea-ice thickness.

FSSCat/ɸ-sat-1 will be launched on Friday on a Vega rocket from Europe's spaceport in French Guiana. Follow the live streaming of the launch on ESA WebTV. Liftoff is currently scheduled for 03:51:10 CEST (01:51 UTC, 10:51 on Thursday night French Guiana time).

tnt22

https://www.esa.int/Applications/Telecommunications_Integrated_Applications/ESAIL_maritime_satellite_ready_for_launch


Цитата: undefinedESAIL maritime satellite ready for launch
12/06/2020

The ESAIL microsatellite for tracking ships worldwide - developed under an ESA Partnership Project - has completed its accommodation on Vega's new dispenser for small satellites and is ready for launch.

The Vega launch campaign at Europe's spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, resumed three weeks ago, following an interruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.


The ESAIL satellite mounted on Arianespace's new launch adapter for Small Satellite Mission Service

ESAIL is due to be delivered into a Sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of more than 500 km on Arianespace's first Vega Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS) rideshare flight. The launch will deliver seven microsatellites and 46 cubesats into orbit, using a new satellite dispenser that spreads the cost of launch between many customers.


Artist's view of Vega flight VV16 with the Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS) dispenser and SAT-AIS.

The ESAIL high-performance microsatellite was built by LuxSpace under an ESA Partnership Project with the Canadian operator exactEarth. The project was supported by the Luxembourg Space Agency and other ESA member states.

ESA's Partnership Projects aim to develop sustainable end-to-end systems, right up to in-orbit validation.

ESAIL will track ships worldwide by detecting messages that ships radio-broadcast with their automatic identification systems (AIS).

As part of exactEarth's satellite-based AIS constellation, ESAIL will provide data also to the European Maritime Safety Agency for the next generation of global maritime traffic services.

ESAIL enables fisheries monitoring, fleet management, environmental protection and security monitoring for maritime and government authorities and industry - making the seas safer.

tnt22

Пуск сдвинут вправо на двое суток (с 19-го на 21-е)

https://www.arianespace.com/press-release/flight-vv16-vega-ssms-poc-flight-launch-delay-due-to-weather-conditions/

Цитата: undefinedVega | June 17, 2020
Flight VV16: Vega - SSMS PoC Flight - Launch delay due to weather conditions

Due to currently unfavorable wind conditions at altitude above the Guiana Space Center, Arianespace has decided not to initiate the final phase of launch preparation operations.

Subject to favorable weather conditions, the soonest possible launch date for the SSMS PoC Flight is Saturday, June 20 at:
  • 9:51:10 p.m., Washington, D.C. time
  • 10:51:10 p.m., Kourou, French Guiana time
  • 01:51:10, Universal Time (UTC), on June 21
  • 03:51:10 a.m., Paris & Rome time, on June 21

The Vega launch vehicle and its 53 spacecraft payloads are in stable and safe conditions.

tnt22

https://ria.ru/20200618/1573094867.html

Цитата: undefinedПуск ракеты Vega с космодрома Куру отложили из-за непогоды
02:18 18.06.2020

МОСКВА, 18 июн - РИА Новости. Пуск ракеты Vega с 53 спутниками с космодрома Куру во французской Гвиане отложен из-за непогоды, сообщает компания Arianespace.

Пуск ракеты был запланирован на 22.51 среды по местному времени (04.51 четверга мск).

Цитата: undefined"Из-за неблагоприятных погодных условий, связанных с ветрами на большой высоте над Гвианским космическим центром, Arianespace решила не начинать финальную фазу подготовки к пуску", - говорится в заявлении компании.

Arianespace подчеркнула, что ближайшее возможное время пуска Vega - суббота, 20 июня.
 Скрытый текст:
Старт ракеты Vega с 53 спутниками намечался на 24 марта, но в середине марта компания Arianespace объявила, что подготовка к пускам ракет на космодроме Куру, в том числе российских "Союзов", приостановлена из-за распространения коронавируса. В конце апреля Arianespace сообщила, что подготовка к пускам возобновляется.

В 2012-2019 годах с космодрома Куру были запущены 15 ракет Vega, один пуск закончился аварией. В четвертой ступени ракеты используются титановые топливные баки производства российского НПО имени Лавочкина.
Прим. Суббота - по местному времени, по UTC и ДМВ - воскресенье, 21 июня

tnt22


tnt22

https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/06/18/vega-rockets-return-to-flight-launch-waits-for-improved-wind-conditions/

Цитата: undefinedVega rocket's return-to-flight launch waits for improved wind conditions
June 18, 2020 | Stephen Clark


The Vega rocket's payload fairing -- containing 53 satellites -- is transferred to the Vega launch pad in French Guiana. Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace - Photo Optique Video du CSG - P. Baudon

The first launch of an Italian-made Vega rocket since an in-flight failure nearly one year ago has been postponed to no earlier than Monday night due to unfavorable upper level winds over the Vega launch base in Kourou, French Guiana.

The four-stage rocket was scheduled to take off from French Guiana on Thursday night, but officials said late Wednesday that the mission would be pushed back until at least Saturday night. Sources said Thursday that the winds aloft are not expected to improve enough to allow launch until no earlier than Monday night.

When it takes off, the Vega launcher will carry 53 small satellites into orbit on the first large-scale rideshare mission for Arianespace, the French company that oversees Vega sales and launch operations.

The 53 spacecraft mounted on top of the 98-foot-tall (30-meter) come from 21 customers in 13 countries, including European Space Agency member states, the United States, Canada, Argentina, Thailand and Israel.

Whatever day the mission launches, liftoff of the Vega rocket from the Guiana Space Center is targeted for 9:51:10 p.m. EDT (10:51 p.m. French Guiana time; 0151 GMT).

The Vega rocket is set for its first launch since July 2019, when a failure on the Vega's solid-fueled second stage motor led to the destruction of the Falcon Eye 1 military reconnaissance satellite for the United Arab Emirates.

Avio, the Italian company that builds most of the Vega rocket, said an investigation into the July 2019 launch failure concluded super-hot gas from burning solid propellant impinged on the structure of the Vega rocket's Zefiro 23 second stage on the mission last July, resulting in a "thermo-structural failure" on the second stage's forward dome.

The hot gas, which burns at more than 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit (3,000 degrees Celsius), damaged or burned through the carbon fiber structure on the second stage. The structural failure led to the in-flight breakup of the launch vehicle with the UAE's Falcon Eye 1 spy satellite.

According to Giulio Ranzo, Avio's CEO, investigators determined a "manufacturing anomaly" slipped through Avio's quality control checks.

"We had thermal protection (on the second stage) where the thickness was perhaps less than one millimeter short, so we had a very, very tiny deviation that was undetectable to all the quality checks," Ranzo said in March during an interview with Spaceflight Now.

"So what we have done is we have greatly improved the technologies to allow for the manufacturing quality controls -- using not only ultrasound but also digital radiography -- in a much finer way with respect to work we used to do in the past," Ranzo said.

Avio pulled hardware from the company's Zefiro 23 production line in Italy, ran it through the improved quality control checks, and successfully test-fired the rocket motor at a test site in Sardinia.

"We test-fired a Zefiro 23 without any modifications," Ranzo said. "But we picked one from production that we subjected to a much deeper quality control. So what we tested was our ability to detect a manufacturing production defect at a much finer level."


Artist's illustration of the 53 small satellites riding on the Vega rocket's first dedicated rideshare mission. In this illustration, the Vega rocket's Zefiro 9 third stage motor is firing. Credit: ESA - J. Huart

Ranzo said Avio also added extra thermal insulation on the Zefiro 23 second stage motor.

"It's probably not necessary, but we increased the safety margin," he said. "So we are now approaching the flight with much better comfort with respect to safety."

Engineers also modified parts of the Vega's telemetry, flight safety and self-destruct devices, Ranzo said.

The Vega rocket had amassed 15 straight successful launches since its debut flight in February 2012, but the failure last year showed the launch vehicle's reliability could be improved.

"We took the opportunity to increase the safety margin at a general level all across the launcher," he said. "So we introduced some video cameras on-board to acquire more data and other sensors to continue monitoring exactly what happens, and continue learning as we go.

"I would say what came out is a launcher that is better and is updated with respect to what we had in the past, not only for the Zefiro 23 but also beyond."

The rideshare mission set for launch on the Vega rocket is the first flight of the Small Spacecraft Mission Service, or SSMS, platform designed to accommodate dozens of microsatellites and CubeSats on a single launch.

Development of the SSMS carbon fiber dispenser was started by the European Space Agency in 2016. The first SSMS launch, designated as a "proof of concept" flight, will carry 53 spacecraft into orbit ranging in mass between about 2 pounds (1 kilogram) and 330 pounds (150 kilograms), according to Arianespace.

The mission will carry more satellites into orbit than any previous European rocket launch. The record number of satellites ever carried on a single rocket launch is 104, a mark set in 2017 on a flight by India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.

"We have SuperDoves from Planet, we have Spire on-board, we have GHGSat from Canada, we have some from the European Commission," Ranzo said in an interview in March with Spaceflight Now. "We have a whole bunch of customers coming from all over the world, so not bad. It's fully loaded. We basically have no room left for additional payloads. It's the first time in Europe that we do a massive rideshare which has such a different in satellites from the size of one to the size of another."

Avio and Arianespace are planning more SSMS rideshare missions, beginning in late 2021 or early 2022 with the SSMS 2 mission on a Vega C rocket. The Vega C is an upgraded version of the Vega rocket scheduled to debut in early 2021.

With three solid-fueled stages and a liquid-fueled upper stage, the Vega rocket can loft a payload of up to 3,300 pounds into a polar sun-synchronous orbit with an altitude of 435 miles (700 kilograms). It can carry heavier cargo than commercial small satellite launchers, such as Rocket Lab's Electron vehicle, but the Vega's lift capacity falls short of bigger rockets like SpaceX's Falcon 9.

The Vega rocket's rideshare launch service will compete with smallsat launch companies, India's PSLV, and companies like SpaceX, which announced last year a renewed focus on contracts to carry small satellites into orbit on rideshare launches using Falcon 9 rockets.

SpaceX said Wednesday it had signed up to launch more than 100 small spacecraft on multiple Falcon 9 rockets since it announced the rideshare launch program in August 2019. Some of those satellites will launch as secondary payloads on Falcon 9 missions delivering Starlink Internet satellites to orbit, and others will ride to space on Falcon 9 missions dedicated to carrying clusters of customer smallsats into orbit.


File photo of a Vega rocket on the launch pad. Credit: ESA-Manuel Pedoussaut

The Vega launch next week will also mark the first liftoff from the European-run spaceport in French Guiana since Feb. 18, when Arianespace launched a heavy-lift Ariane 5 rocket.

Arianespace and Avio planned to launch the Vega rocket's SSMS rideshare mission March 23, but officials suspended launch preparations at the Guiana Space Center in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Teams from Europe needed to ready the Vega rocket and its payloads for flight returned to French Guiana in May to resume the launch campaign. Officials introduced physical distancing measures and required workers to wear face coverings and other personal protective equipment, while some workers took part in launch preparations remotely utilizing video conferencing for inspections and pre-flight reviews.

Public launch viewing sites at the Guiana Space Center remain closed due to the threat from the COVID-19 viral disease.

tnt22

20.06.2020 02:36:26 #53 Последнее редактирование: 20.06.2020 02:38:34 от tnt22
Снова едем дальше вправо (но уже без конкретики)

https://www.arianespace.com/press-release/vega-flight-vv16-the-ssms-poc-mission-new-postponement-due-to-weather-conditions/
https://www.arianespace.com/mission-update/new-postponement-for-vega-flight-vv16-due-to-weather-conditions/

Цитата: undefinedVega | June 19, 2020
Vega Flight VV16 - the SSMS PoC mission - New postponement due to weather conditions

As high-altitude winds above the Guiana Space Center remain unfavorable, Arianespace has taken the decision not to initiate the final chronology operations for Flight VV16 on Saturday, June 20, 2020.

A new target date will be announced as soon as possible, based on the evolution of weather conditions.

The Vega launch vehicle and its 53 spacecraft payloads are in stable and safe conditions.

tnt22

https://tass.ru/kosmos/8777619

Цитата: undefined20 ИЮН, 11:54
Запуск ракеты Vega с 53 спутниками с космодрома Куру снова отложили из-за ветра
Новая планируемая дата будет объявлена с учетом погодной ситуации, отмечается в заявлении корпорации Arianespace

ПАРИЖ, 20 июня. /ТАСС/. Запуск европейской ракеты-носителя Vega с 53 микро- и наноспутниками на борту с космодрома Куру во Французской Гвиане вновь отложен из-за неблагоприятных погодных условий. Об этом сообщила в субботу корпорация Arianespace.

"Поскольку погодные условия, вызванные ветром, остаются неблагоприятными, Arianespace решила не приступать к заключительным операциям запуска Vega, которые были запланированы на 20 июня", - указывается в сообщении компании. "Новая планируемая дата будет объявлена по возможности быстро, с учетом погодной ситуации", - подчеркивается в заявлении Arianespace.

Изначально планировалось, что запуск Vega состоится 18 июня, однако из-за сильного ветра он был отложен. Пуск предполагалось осуществить 20 июня (в 04:51 мск 21 июня). Предполагаемая продолжительность миссии VV16 составляет примерно два часа. Последние спутники должны отделиться от ракеты-носителя спустя 1 час 44 минуты после старта. Общая масса груза составляет 1,3 тонны.

Запуск Vega с 53 микро- и наноспутниками на борту должен стать первым после вынужденного перерыва из-за пандемии коронавируса, распространение которого все еще продолжается во Французской Гвиане. Он также будет первым в рамках проекта SSMS по отправке на орбиту малых космических аппаратов. В рамках нынешней миссии Arianespace планирует вывести на орбиту спутники 21 заказчика из 13 стран. Аппараты массой до 150 кг будут выполнять различные задачи, включая наблюдение за Землей, обеспечение телекоммуникаций, научные измерения, испытание технологий и реализацию образовательных проектов.

Pirat5

28.06.2020 o 01:51:10 z wyrzutni ZLV w Kourou wystrzelona zostanie RN Vega, która wyniesie na orbitę ładunek SSMS POC, ...
http://lk.astronautilus.pl/plan.htm

Pirat5

Bad news, there's a storm coming up. The next attempt is scheduled for June 28 at 1h51 UTC.
If the flight is delayed again, the launcher will have to be un-fairinged, so there will be several more days of delay.
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=48464.msg2099711#msg2099711

tnt22

27.06.2020 01:43:43 #57 Последнее редактирование: 27.06.2020 01:55:04 от tnt22
Стикер миссии

Источник


tnt22

Появилось неявное подтверждение даты пуска - 28 июня, - запланированы англо- и франкоязычные трансляции пуска на ТыТрубе

Цитата: undefined
- на английском языке




- на французском языке


tnt22

https://tass.ru/kosmos/8831069

Цитата27 ИЮН, 14:07
Запуск ракеты Vega с 53 спутниками запланирован на 27 июня

ПАРИЖ, 27 июня. /ТАСС/. Запуск европейской ракеты-носителя Vega с 53 микро- и наноспутниками на борту с космодрома Куру во Французской Гвиане может состояться 27 июня в 22:51 по гвианскому времени (04:51 мск 28 июня), если позволят метеоусловия. Об этом сообщила в субботу корпорация Arianespace.

"Погодные условия, наблюдаемые над космодромом, позволяют возобновить операции по запуску Vega", - отмечается в коммюнике. Там добавили, что запуск состоится 27 июня в 22:51 по гвианскому времени в случае подтверждения хороших погодных условий.

Изначально планировалось, что запуск Vega состоится 18 июня, однако из-за сильного ветра он был отложен. Затем пуск предполагалось осуществить 20 июня (в 04:51 мск 21 июня), однако тогда он тоже был отложен. Предполагаемая продолжительность миссии VV16 составляет примерно 2 часа. Последние спутники должны отделиться от ракеты-носителя спустя 1 час 44 минуты после старта. Общая масса груза составляет 1,3 тонны.

Запуск Vega с 53 микро- и наноспутниками на борту должен стать первым после вынужденного перерыва из-за пандемии коронавируса, распространение которого все еще продолжается во Французской Гвиане. Он также будет первым в рамках проекта SSMS по отправке на орбиту малых космических аппаратов. В рамках нынешней миссии Arianespace планирует вывести на орбиту спутники 21 заказчика из 13 стран. Аппараты массой до 150 кг будут выполнять различные задачи, включая наблюдение за Землей, обеспечение телекоммуникаций, научные измерения, испытание технологий и реализацию образовательных проектов.

tnt22

Цитата: undefined CSG Centre spatial guyanais
3 ч.

Пуск Vega VV16 запланирован на эту субботу, 27 июня, в 22:51 по времени Куру (03:51 по парижскому времени).

Метеорологические условия, наблюдаемые над Гвианским космическим центром, позволяют возобновить работу после нескольких отсрочек этого запуска, первоначально запланированного на 18 июня.

Учитывая текущую ситуацию в области здравоохранения и график комендантского часа в Куру, места наблюдения пуска останутся закрытыми. Пуск будет транслироваться в прямом эфире на канале youtu.be/a6xlSlWwHY0
Пуск 28 июня с.г. в 01:51 UTC.
Прим. Адрес трансляции в сообщении - на фр. языке. Адрес англоязычной трансляции см #58.

tnt22

https://www.arianespace.com/press-release/vv16-resumption/

Цитата: undefinedVega | June 27, 2020
Flight VV16: Vega - SSMS PoC Flight - Resumption of launch operations

Today's predicted meteorological conditions over the Guiana Space Center enable the consideration of resuming chronological operations for the 16th Vega Flight (VV16) launch.

Subject to confirmation of favorable conditions, the new targeted liftoff timing for the SSMS PoC flight is Saturday, June 27 at precisely:

  • 9:51:10 p.m., Washington, D.C. time,
  • 10:51:10 p.m., Kourou, French Guiana time,
  • 01:51:10 a.m., Universal Time (UTC), on June 28,
  • 3:51:10 a.m., Paris & Rome time, on June 28.

The Vega launch vehicle and its 53 spacecraft payloads are in stable and safe conditions.

tnt22

Уведомление воздухоплавателям на зону затопления ГО РН

NOTAM
Цитата: undefinedKZWY

A0464/20 - DUE TO A FRENCH GUIANA SPACE CENTER LAUNCH, VEGA VV16,
NEW YORK OCEANIC WILL NOT ACCEPT IFR FLT WI THAT SPLASHDOWN AIRSPACE BOUNDED BY
1931N05358W TO 1931N05348W TO 1753N05341W TO 1753N05350W TO START POINT.
ALL ACFT CERTIFIED FOR RNP4/10 SHALL FILE ROUTES THAT AVOID THE ABOVE HAZARD AREAS BY A MINIMUM OF 25NM.
SFC - UNL, DLY 0051-0222, 21 JUN 00:51 2020 UNTIL 29 JUN 02:22 2020.
CREATED: 17 JUN 21:51 2020

tnt22

Карты закрываемых зон

Зоны - космодрома (NAVAREA IV 504/20), падения 1-й (NAVAREA IV 513/20) и 2-й (NAVAREA IV 514/20) ступеней РН, падения ГО РН (A0464/20)

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Зона падения 3-й ст РН (HYDROARC 86/20)

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Зона затопления БВ AVUM (HYDROPAC 1772/20)

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zandr

https://www.militarynews.ru/story.asp?rid=1&nid=534045&lang=RU
ЦитатаНа орбиту стартует европейская ракета Vega с 53 спутниками
      Париж. 27 июня. ИНТЕРФАКС - Легкая ракета-носитель Vega Европейского космического агентства в воскресенье должна стартовать на орбиту с 53 коммерческими микроспутниками, сообщила компания-оператор Arianespace.
       Запуск, который планировалось осуществить еще 18 июня, будет проведен "в случае благоприятных погодных условий" с космодрома Куру во Французской Гвиане в 01:51 по времени UTC (04:51 мск).
       Выводимые на орбиту космические аппараты массой до 150 кг, принадлежащие 21 коммерческим заказчикам из 13 стран, предназначены для выполнения задач дистанционного зондирования Земля, обеспечения связи и проведения научных исследований.
       Они будут выведены на орбиту приблизительно через полтора часа после старта ракеты Vega.
       Старт ракеты Vega будет первым в рамках программы SSMS (Small Spacecraft Mission Service), которая реализуется для вывода на орбиту малых коммерческих спутников.

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Цитата: zandr от 27.06.2020 23:44:27https://www.militarynews.ru/story.asp?rid=1&nid=534045&lang=RU
Цитата: undefinedНа орбиту стартует европейская ракета Vega с 53 спутниками
Ну, для ТАСС эт вроде уже и не новость за полсуток - #59

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https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/06/27/cluster-of-international-satellites-ready-for-ride-into-orbit-on-vega-rocket/

Цитата: undefinedCluster of international satellites ready for ride into orbit on Vega rocket

June 27, 2020 | Stephen Clark


Technicians at the Guiana Space Center lift a stack of 53 small spacecraft for attachment to the Vga rocket's payload adapter. Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace - Photo Optique Video du CSG - JM Guillon

Debuting a two-tier structure designed to accommodate dozens of small satellites on a single mission, an Italian-made Vega rocket is set for liftoff Saturday night from the northeastern coast of South America on a flight to demonstrate European industry's answer to growing rideshare launch demand.

Funded by the European Space Agency, the adapter structure was designed and manufactured in the Czech Republic and Italy. Engineers say it can be reconfigured in different arrangements to allow for launches with varying numbers of CubeSats and larger minisatellites as large as a refrigerator.

Arianespace and Avio -- the Vega launch service provider and the Vega prime contractor -- hope the Small Spacecraft Mission Service, or SSMS, multi-satellite dispenser can be launched once per year if there's enough demand from international satellite companies and European government agencies.

There are 53 satellites from 21 customers in 13 countries -- including ESA member states and the United States -- aboard the Vega rocket awaiting liftoff from the Guiana Space Center in South America at 9:51:10 p.m. EDT Saturday (10:51 p.m. EDT; 0151 GMT Sunday).

The Vega rocket's solid-fueled first stage will propel the launcher north from French Guiana. After successive burns by the Vega's second and third stages, the rocket's restartable liquid-fueled fourth stage will ignite two times to place the satellites in a polar sun-synchronous orbit orbit 320 miles (515 kilometers) above Earth at an inclination of 97.45 degrees.

The seven largest satellites will separate from the rocket in that orbit between 40 and 53 minutes after liftoff. Two more brief firings by the Vega's fourth stage will boost the remaining 46 nanosatellites into a slightly higher 329-mile-high (530-kilometer) orbit with an inclination of 97.51 degrees.

The last of the CubeSats will separate from the Vega upper stage around an hour and 45 minutes into the mission.

The rideshare launch was supposed to occur last year, but a Vega rocket failed during a flight in July 2019. The launch Saturday night will be the first Vega mission since the failure, which engineers traced to a structural failure on the Vega's second stage.

Before the failure, the Vega rocket had amassed 15 straight successful launches since its debut in 2012.

Days before the Vega rocket's return-to-flight launch date in March, Arianespace suspended launch preparations due to the coronavirus pandemic. Launch preparations resumed in May, and the mission was set to lift off June 18, but high winds have kept the rocket on the ground.

Now all systems appear ready for liftoff Saturday night.


Workers in French Guiana integrate the two tiers of the SSMS launch adapter. Credit: ESA-Manuel Pedoussaut

"This flight heralds a new era in rideshare opportunities for small satellites and shows our commitment to extending Europe's access to space capabilities to serve European institutions, strengthen our space industry and grow our economy," commented Renato Lafranconi, Vega exploitation program manager at ESA.

"New customers are keen to take their place on our next rideshare," Lafranconi said in a statement. "This gives us a lot of confidence that this new service will become a vital element of the Vega launch service."

"This SSMS dispenser makes effective use of every available space thanks to a modular design approach," said Giorgio Tumino, ESA's Vega and Space Rider program manager. "The lower section is hexagonal and can hold six nanosatellites or up to a dozen CubeSat deployers. The upper section is used for microsatellites, minisatellites and small satellites. The lower section can also be used independently, coupled with a larger satellite replacing the top section."

The SSMS structure is designed to be as light as possible, using low-density aluminum sandwich panels covered in a carbon fiber reinforced polymer skins, according to ESA.

"Our objective is to ensure maximum flexibility, with an SSMS dispenser able to be assembled very close to the launch date and to meet the requirements of any mission," Tumino said.

The first SSMS mission set for launch Saturday is a proof of concept flight to demonstrate the Vega rocket's capability to deliver clusters of small satellites into orbit. The mission's payload of 53 satellites sets a record for the most spacecraft launched on a single European rocket.

The satellites on the SSMS proof of concept flight range in mass between about 2 pounds (1 kilogram) and 330 pounds (150 kilograms), according to Arianespace.

The highest number of satellites launched on a single Vega rocket to date was nine spacecraft on the launch vehicle's inaugural flight in 2012.

An Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle carried 104 small satellites into orbit in 2017, a record for the most spacecraft launched on one rocket. SpaceX has launched 60 Starlink Internet satellites -- each weighing about a quarter-ton -- on individual Falcon 9 rockets multiple times.

Officials aggregated satellites from the European Space Agency and commercial companies for the SSMS proof of concept flight.

The satellite sitting on top of the stack was built by Maxar Technologies. In its press kit for the launch, Arianespace describes the satellite as a "small experimental communication spacecraft," but the launch provider says the satellite's final customer is "undisclosed."

The 304-pound (138-kilogram) satellite is believed to be a technology demonstration spacecraft named Athena. PointView Tech, a subsidiary of Facebook, is testing technologies that could be used in a future constellation of small satellites to provide global broadband Internet services. Athena is PointView Tech's first satellite.


Ground crews position the ION CubeSat Carrier spacecraft into position on the SSMS payload stack. Made by D-Orbit, an Italian company, the spacecraft carries 12 SuperDove Earth-imaging CubeSats for Planet. Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace - Photo Optique Video du CSG - JM Guillon

A 330-pound (150-kilogram) spacecraft developed by the Italian space company D-Orbit is also riding to space on the Vega rocket. D-Orbit's ION CubeSat Carrier is loaded with 12 SuperDove Earth-imaging CubeSats for Planet, which will be released after the carrier craft separates from the Vega rocket's upper stage in orbit.

If you include the 12 SuperDoves inside the ION CubeSat carrier, the SSMS proof of concept mission is actually launching with 65 satellites.

D-Orbit plans to develop more capable CubeSat carriers for future missions with propulsion systems that could maneuver customers' nanosatellites into different orbital slots after separation from their launch vehicle, giving CubeSat operators the ability to still put their spacecraft into tailored orbits even if riding on a rideshare flight to a slightly different altitude or inclination.

The launch marks the first use of D-Orbit's InOrbit Now, or ION, service.

The largest satellite ever built in Luxembourg is also hitching a ride into orbit on the Vega launch vehicle. Named ESAIL, the 246-pound (112-kilogram) spacecraft was developed in partnership between ESA and exactEarth, a Canadian company with maritime tracking sensors on more than 60 satellites already in orbit.

ESAIL is part of an ESA initiative called SAT-AIS, managed within ESA's telecommunication program office, which aims to foster the development of a fleet of small satellites to receive and relay Automatic Identification System signals from ships.

Built by LuxSpace, ESAIL was funded by the Luxembourg Space Agency and other ESA member states. The project also received private funding from exactEarth, which will operate the satellite on a commercial basis.

A key user of ESAIL satellite data will be the European Maritime Safety Agency. Officials say ESAIL will improve fisheries monitoring, maritime fleet management, environmental protection, and border and maritime security services.

Slovenia's NEMO-HD Earth-imaging microsatellite is also on the Vega launch. The 143-pound (65-kilogram) NEMO-HD spacecraft will collect medium-resolution color still and high-definition video imagery that can be downlinked to the ground in realtime.

NEMO-HD was built in Canada at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies Space Flight Laboratory for the Slovenian Center of Excellence for Space Sciences and Technologies, or SPACE-SI.

A 99-pound Spanish microsatellite named UPMSat 2 is also on the SSMS rideshare cluster. Loaded with tech demo payloads, it was developed as an educational project by students at the Polytechnic University of Madrid since 2009.

The ÑuSat 6 Earth-imaging microsatellite is also awaiting launch. It's the next spacecraft to join a remote sensing satellite fleet owned by Satellogic, an Argentine company.

Headquartered in Buenos Aires with a satellite manufacturing facility in Montevideo, Uruguay, Satellogic is building a fleet of satellites to cover the globe with visible, hyperspectral and infrared imagery. The company is one of several startups active in the commercial Earth-imaging market, along with Planet, BlackSky, ICEYE, and others.

Satellogic plans to deploy a fleet of 90 microsatellites primarily using Chinese rockets. ÑuSat 6 will be Satellogic's 11th satellite to launch, and the first to fly on a European rocket.


The ESAIL satellite. Credit: ESA

A small satellite designed to monitor greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere is also set for blastoff. The GHGSat C1 satellite, with a launch mass of about 34 pounds (15.4 kilograms), is owned by a startup named GHGSat based in Montreal.

The Canadian-built spacecraft is the second to launch for GHGSat, which says the satellite will be capable of detecting methane emissions from specific sources, such as oil and gas wells. Buoyed by financial infusions from climate-focused investment funds, the oilfield services company Schlumberger, and the governments of Canada, Alberta and Quebec, GHGSat aims to field a fleet of greenhouse gas-monitoring satellites to feed data to regulators and industry.

The Vega rocket will carry up 46 nanosatellites along with the seven heavier payloads.

Swarm Technologies has 12 of its tiny SpaceBEE satellites, each about the size of a slice of bread, ready for liftoff on the Vega rocket. The "BEE" in SpaceBEE stands for Basic Electronic Element.

Swarm is developing a low-data-rate satellite communications fleet the company says could be used by connected cars, remote environmental sensors, industrial farming operations, transportation, smart meters, and for text messaging in rural areas outside the range of terrestrial networks.

In addition to the 12 SuperDove CubeSats inside the free-flying ION CubeSat carrier, Planet has 14 other SuperDoves on the Vega launch. They will eject out of a CubeSat deployer mounted directly on the SSMS rideshare structure.

The Seattle-based launch broker Spaceflight arranged for the launch of Swarm's SpaceBEEs and 14 of Planet's SuperDoves on the Vega mission.

The 26 new SuperDoves, roughly size of a toaster oven, will join more than 100 other Earth-imaging CubeSats and 18 higher-resolution SkySat remote sensing satellites in Planet's fleet. Planet operates the world's largest constellation of commercial Earth-imaging satellites, and has the second-biggest fleet of commercial satellites of any company, behind SpaceX's Starlink network.

There are 8 new Lemur-2 CubeSats for Spire Global's fleet of nanosatellites tracking ships and collecting atmospheric data that could improve the accuracy of weather prediction models.


The Vega rocket's Swiss-made payload shroud was raised atop the rocket in French Guiana on June 13. Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace - Photo Optique Video du CSG - JM Guillon

A pair of briefcase-sized 6U CubeSats developed by ESA and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain, will augment data provided by Europe's Sentinel environmental monitoring satellites. The FSSCat A and B CubeSats carries instruments to "measure soil moisture, ice extent, and ice thickness, and to detect melting ponds over ice," according to the university's nanosatellite laboratory.

SpacePharma, a Swiss-based company with a research lab in Israel, will launch its second CubeSat on the Vega rocket. The company is developing CubeSats to host pharmaceutical research experiments in microgravity.

Two Belgian CubeSats are also on the launch.

One of the nanosatellites, named PICASSO, was developed for ESA by the Belgian Institute of Space Aeronomy with VTT Finland and the UK's Clyde Space. PICASSO will measure ozone on the stratosphere and collect temperature profile data in the upper atmosphere.

The SIMBA CubeSat will measure how much solar energy enters Earth's atmosphere, a variable that has a big impact on Earth's climate. SIMBA was developed for ESA by Belgium's Royal Meteorological Institute, the University of Leuven, and Innovative Solutions in Space in the Netherlands.

The TRISAT CubeSat developed by the University of Maribor in Slovenia and is designed to demonstrate Slovenian spacecraft and remote sending technologies. The TTU100 CubeSat from the Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia carries Earth observation cameras.

A CubeSat named AMICalSat jointly developed by the Grenoble University Space Center in France and Moscow State University in Russia will observe polar auroras.

The NAPA 1 CubeSat will be Thailand's first military satellite. Built in the Netherlands, it's designed to demonstrate Earth-imaging capabilities that could be used in future satellites owned by the Royal Thai Air Force.


An engineer integrates the NAPA 1 CubeSat into its deployer on the Vega launch stack. Credit: Innovative Solutions in Space

Kepler Communications, a Toronto-based company, plans to launch its third and final technology demonstration satellite on the Vega rocket. Named TARS, the satellite will test equipment Kepler plans to incorporate into a planned constellation of 140 commercial data relay nanosatellites in low Earth orbit.

The first satellite manufactured in Monaco, named OSM-1 CICERO, is the product of a partnership between Orbital Solutions Monaco and GeoOptics, which has a fleet of CICERO CubeSats collecting radio occultation data. The radio occultation technique works by measuring how the atmosphere changes satellite radio signals, yielding profiles fo atmospheric conditions useful in climate research and weather forecasting.

There's also a CubeSat on the Vega launch manufactured by Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems of California for an undisclosed customer. It is only designated as Tyvak 0171 in Arianespace's launch press kit.

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Цитата: undefined Vašek Havlíček @vhavlicekv 13 ч. назад

In 14 hours, the #VV16 #SSMS is launching! We at SAB Aerospace are happy to be the design and manufacturing authority of the dispenser! #Brnoregion
https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1276838410741743616/pu/vid/1280x720/twjLrc-aN9cghzbC.mp4 (2:03)

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https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/06/27/vega-vv16-mission-status-center/


Цитата: undefined06/28/2020 04:18 Stephen Clark

The final countdown for tonight's launch began at 1631 GMT (12:41 p.m. EDT). Power-up of the Vega rocket began around 1951 GMT (3:51 p.m. EDT) to begin testing of its on-board computer and navigation systems.

The Vega's navigation was to be aligned and verified functional at around 2011 GMT (4:11 p.m. EDT).

The launch team received a weather briefing before rollback of the Vega launch facility's mobile gantry at 2236 (6:36 p.m. EDT). The launch pad's mobile service tower was retracted into launch position, rolling on rails to a point 260 feet (80 meters) from the Vega rocket.

The launcher's navigation system was to be tested again at 2326 GMT (7:26 p.m. EDT), and Vega's telemetry transmitters and transponders were set to be activated after the rollback of the launch pad gantry around 0036 GMT (8:36 p.m. EDT).

Engineers verified the readiness of Vega's systems at 0101 GMT (9:01 p.m. EDT), and a final pre-launch weather briefing is scheduled for 0141 GMT (9:41 p.m. EDT).

The synchronized launch sequence takes over the countdown about four minutes prior to liftoff. The computer-controlled final sequence checks thousands of parameters in the final steps of the countdown. 

After liftoff, Vega will clear the pad's four lightning towers and pitch north from the Guiana Space Center, heading over the Atlantic Ocean and surpassing the speed of sound in about 30 seconds.

The Vega's solid-fueled P80FW first stage, producing a maximum of 683,000 pounds of thrust, burns out 114 seconds after liftoff, giving way to the launcher's Zefiro 23 second stage at an altitude of about 33 miles (53 kilometers). 

After a 103-second burn, the second stage consumes its propellant 3 minutes, 37 seconds, after launch and separates. The Vega's third stage, the Zefiro 9 motor, ignites 3 minutes, 50 seconds, into the mission.

A few seconds later, Vega's Swiss-built 8.5-foot-diameter (2.6-meter) payload fairing will jettison. 

Vega's third stage fires for more than two minutes, turning off and separating 6 minutes, 30 seconds after liftoff. 

The fourth stage, known as AVUM, ignites its liquid-fueled Ukrainian RD-843 engine at Plus+7 minutes, 54 seconds into the mission, burning for nearly eight minutes to reach a transfer orbit above Earth. 

After coasting for 23 minutes, the AVUM fourth stage will fire again at Plus+38 minutes, 13 seconds for more than a minute to reach a circular 320-mile-high (515-kilometer) orbit for deployment of the seven largest satellites on the mission between 40 and 53 minutes after liftoff

A third ignition of the upper stage engine is planned 58 minutes after liftoff, followed by a fourth burn at Plus+1 hour, 41 minutes, setting the stage for separation of 46 nanosatellites in a 329-mile-high (530-kilometer) orbit between Plus+1 hour, 42 minutes, and Plus+1 hour, 45 minutes.

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Цитата06/28/2020 04:41 Stephen Clark

SCRUB. The European Space Agency says the Vega rocket's launch with 53 small satellites is again delayed.

Weather conditions a short time ago were confirmed to be unacceptable at the launch site in French Guiana

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Цитата: undefined Emiliano Kargieman @earlkman 19 мин. назад

Launch has been suspended due to climate at the launch base. Next attempt will be tomorrow.
Для справки:
Emiliano Kargieman - CEO @Satellogic

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Цитата06/28/2020 05:12 Stephen Clark

Avio, the Vega rocket's Italian manufacturer, says teams could try again tomorrow at 9:51 p.m. EDT (0151 GMT Monday) to launch 53 small satellites from the Guiana Space Center in South America.

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https://tass.ru/kosmos/8833131

Цитата28 ИЮН, 05:14
Запуск ракеты Vega с 53 спутниками с космодрома Куру отложили
Новую дату пуска корпорация Arianespace не указала

ТАСС, 28 июня. Запуск европейской ракеты-носителя Vega с 53 микро- и наноспутниками на борту с космодрома Куру во Французской Гвиане вновь отложен из-за неблагоприятных погодных условий. Об этом сообщила в воскресенье корпорация Arianespace.

Новая дата пуска пока не указывается. Изначально он должен был состояться 18 июня, однако был отложен из-за сильного ветра. Затем запуск предполагалось осуществить 20 июня (в 04:51 мск 21 июня), но и тогда его пришлось перенести.
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Предполагаемая продолжительность миссии VV16 составляет примерно два часа. Последние спутники должны отделиться от ракеты-носителя спустя 1 час 44 минуты после старта. Общая масса груза составляет 1,3 тонны.

Запуск Vega с 53 микро- и наноспутниками на борту должен стать первым после вынужденного перерыва из-за пандемии коронавируса, распространение которого все еще продолжается во Французской Гвиане. Он также будет первым в рамках проекта SSMS по отправке на орбиту малых космических аппаратов. В рамках нынешней миссии Arianespace планирует вывести на орбиту спутники 21 заказчика из 13 стран. Аппараты массой до 150 кг будут выполнять различные задачи, включая наблюдение за Землей, обеспечение телекоммуникаций, научные измерения, испытание технологий и реализацию образовательных проектов.

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Цитата Arianespace @Arianespace 1 мин. назад

Weather postponement for Vega's rideshare mission with the Small Spacecraft Mission Service. #Vega and its payload of 53 small-sats remain in a stable and safe condition at Spaceport's SLV Launch Complex. Weather permitting, another attempt will be made tomorrow, June 28.

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https://www.arianespace.com/press-release/vv16-new-postponement/

ЦитатаVega | June 27, 2020
Vega Flight VV16 - the SSMS PoC mission: New postponement due to weather conditions

As high-altitude winds above the Guiana Space Center remain unfavorable, Arianespace has taken the decision not to initiate the final chronology operations for Flight VV16 on Saturday, June 27, 2020.

Subject to a favorable evolution of the weather conditions, another attempt will be made on Sunday, June 28.

The Vega launch vehicle and its 53 spacecraft payloads are in stable and safe conditions.
29 июня по UTC

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https://www.militarynews.ru/story.asp?rid=1&nid=534050&lang=RU

Цитата: undefinedИз-за непогоды Arianespace отложила запуск ракеты Vega
28.06.2020 5:31:14

Париж. 28 июня. ИНТЕРФАКС - В связи с неблагоприятными погодными условиями отменен планировавшийся в воскресенье запуск легкой ракеты Vega Европейского космического агентства с 53 коммерческими микроспутниками, сообщила французская компания-оператор Arianespace.

Следующая попытка запуска с космодрома Куру во Французской Гвиане будет предпринята в понедельник.
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Космические аппараты массой до 150 кг, принадлежащие 21 коммерческому заказчику из 13 стран, предназначены для проведения дистанционного зондирования Земля, телекоммуникации и различных научных исследований и испытания технологий.

Нынешний запуск ракеты Vega, который планировалось осуществить еще в марте, является первым стартом с космодрома Куру после начала пандемии коронавируса. Он проводится в рамках программы SSMS (Small Spacecraft Mission Service) по выводу на орбиту малых коммерческих спутников.

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Цитата: undefined Stéphane Israël @arianespaceceo 5 ч

Monitoring today with our partners @CNES if weather conditions are compatible with VV16 launch tonight. Launcher and Satellites ready. Keep all of you posted later on. 🤞 @esa_sts @Avio_Group @Arianespace

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Цитата: undefined Arianespace @Arianespace 5 мин. назад

#Vega Flight #VV16: latest weather forecast briefing allows us to begin final chronology operations. We continue to monitor, as some uncertainty remains. Liftoff time is 10:51 pm tonight in French Guiana (01:51 on June 29 UTC). We'll keep you updated as soon as we have more.

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https://www.militarynews.ru/story.asp?rid=1&nid=534065&lang=RU

Цитата: undefinedArianespace в понедельник предпримет новую попытку запуска ракеты Vega с 53 коммерческими спутниками
29.06.2020 00:00:00

Париж. 29 июня. ИНТЕРФАКС - Легкая ракета-носитель Vega Европейского космического агентства в понедельник должна стартовать на орбиту с 53 коммерческими микроспутниками, сообщила французская компания-оператор Arianespace.

Запуск ракеты, который неоднократно откладывался в июне из-за непогоды, в том числе последний раз 28 июня, планируется осуществить с космодрома Куру во Французской Гвиане в 01:51 UTC (04:51 мск).
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Космические аппараты массой до 150 кг, принадлежащие 21 коммерческому заказчику из 13 стран, предназначены для проведения дистанционного зондирования Земля, телекоммуникации и различных научных исследований и испытания технологий.

Нынешний запуск ракеты Vega, который планировалось осуществить еще в марте, является первым стартом с космодрома Куру после начала пандемии коронавируса. Он проводится в рамках программы SSMS (Small Spacecraft Mission Service) по выводу на орбиту малых коммерческих спутников.

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Цитата: undefined Arianespace @Arianespace 11 мин. назад

The launch chronology is underway for #Vega Flight #VV16, the Proof of Concept mission for Europe's Small Spacecraft Mission Service (#SSMS) rideshare concept. Liftoff is scheduled at 10:51 p.m. (1:51 UTC). Watch live on http://Arianespace.com & #YouTube.

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Цитата: undefined Arianespace @Arianespace 5 мин. назад

#Vega Flight #VV16: there will be no launch attempt today due to continued high-altitude winds, therefore no live broadcast. More details to come soon. Thanks to everyone for following the preparations with this mission. Stay tuned on our Twitter and LinkedIn channels!

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Цитата Arianespace @Arianespace 2 мин. назад

New postponement for #VV16 due to altitude wind conditions above the Spaceport. #Vega and its 53 satellites remain in a stable configuration & in total safety. Operations will reestablish the launcher's full readiness. Planning for a new launch date is underway. More soon.

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Цитата: undefinedVega | June 28, 2020
Launch postponed for Vega Flight VV16

As wind conditions at altitude above the Guiana Space Center remain unfavorable, final chronology operations for the launch of Vega Flight VV16 today have been suspended.

The Vega launcher and the 53 satellites on board are in a stabilized configuration, and in total safety.

With the weather forecast remaining unfavorable for the coming days, Arianespace decided to initiate operations aimed at reestablishing the launcher's full readiness by recharging its batteries. Arianespace is checking with its customers to determine whether similar operations are necessary for the satellite passengers.

A new schedule of operations is to be defined. The new target launch date will be communicated at the end of this process, which takes into account weather constraints created by the persistence of high-altitude winds.

tnt22

https://www.arianespace.com/press-release/vv16-update/

ЦитатаVega | June 28, 2020
Vega Flight VV16 - the SSMS PoC mission: Launch postponed; reestablishing the launcher's full readiness

As winds at altitude above the Guiana Space Center remain unfavorable, the final chronology operations for Vega's Flight VV16 mission have been suspended.

The Vega launcher and the 53 satellites on board are in a stabilized configuration, and in total safety.

With the weather forecasted not to improve during the coming days, Arianespace decided to initiate operations aimed at reestablishing the launcher's full readiness by recharging its batteries. Arianespace is checking with its customers to determine whether similar operations are necessary for the satellite passengers.

A new schedule of operations is to be defined. The new target launch date will be communicated at the end of this process, which takes into account weather constraints created by the persistence of high-altitude winds.

tnt22

https://tass.ru/kosmos/8836361

Цитата: undefined29 ИЮН, 04:53
Запуск ракеты Vega с 53 спутниками с космодрома Куру вновь отложили
Корпорация Arianespace не указала новую дату пуска

ТАСС, 29 июня. Запуск европейской ракеты-носителя Vega с 53 микро- и наноспутниками на борту с космодрома Куру во Французской Гвиане вновь отложен из-за неблагоприятных погодных условий. Об этом сообщила в понедельник корпорация Arianespace.

Новая дата пуска пока не указывается. Изначально он должен был состояться 18 июня, однако был отложен из-за сильного ветра. Затем запуск предполагалось осуществить 20 июня (в 04:51 мск 21 июня), но и тогда его пришлось перенести. Третья попытка пуска ракеты должна была состояться 27 июня в 22:51 по гвианскому времени (04:51 мск 28 июня), но запуск был отменен из-за неблагоприятных погодных условий.
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Предполагаемая продолжительность миссии VV16 составляет примерно два часа. Последние спутники должны отделиться от ракеты-носителя спустя 1 час 44 минуты после старта. Общая масса груза составляет 1,3 тонны.

Запуск Vega с 53 микро- и наноспутниками на борту должен стать первым после вынужденного перерыва из-за пандемии коронавируса, распространение которого все еще продолжается во Французской Гвиане. Он также будет первым в рамках проекта SSMS по отправке на орбиту малых космических аппаратов. В рамках нынешней миссии Arianespace планирует вывести на орбиту спутники 21 заказчика из 13 стран. Аппараты массой до 150 кг будут выполнять различные задачи, включая наблюдение за Землей, обеспечение телекоммуникаций, научные измерения, испытание технологий и реализацию образовательных проектов.

tnt22

ЦитатаArianespace Flight VV16 - SSMS PoC

 arianespace

28 июн. 2020 г.

Arianespace CEO Stéphane Israël provides an update on the rescheduling of Vega's Flight VV16.

youtu.be/Pap5FALXCSc

(3:58)

tnt22

Пока пуск немного сдвинут - заметка о спутниках ещё одного интегратора

https://www.isilaunch.com/isilaunch26-campaign-all-ready-for-launch/


Цитата: undefinedISILAUNCH26 Campaign: All Ready for Launch!

JUNE 17, 2020 BY ANDRA



Following an intense period in French Guiana, with the required 2-week quarantine period due to the COVID-19 preceding another 2-weeks of operations at the Guiana Space Centre (CSG) in Kourou, we are very pleased to have concluded our launch preparatory activities. and to be Ready for Launch!

While the 2-week quarantine period was a period of relatively low activity, since we were not able or allowed to move around apart from the limited access to the hotel premises, activities ramped up quickly once we 'got out'. We were eager to get our access badges to enter the base and check on our hardware that had been waiting there for well over 2 months for our return. We did stop to take a memorable picture at the entrance still.



We performed initial hardware checks and supported our colleagues at Spaceflight with the activities required to take out their customer's satellites from one of the deployers for charging - and safely put them back in afterwards of course.

We then prepared for the final interface testing with the sequencers we have specifically developed for this flight for AVIO and Arianespace under the guidance of ESA. These two sequencers, mounted safely on the inside of the HEX integration module developed by SAB Aerospace, are responsible for the deployment command and telemetry feedback for all the deployers mounted on the HEX. These not only include our own QuadPack and ISIPOD deployers, but also the deployers of colleagues in the launch field.

Testing of the functionality and proper sequence execution of those sequencers with the entire upper stage system in the loop is crucial for the full confidence that all deployers separate the CubeSats correctly and at the right time. Following the successful completion of the tests, the sequencers were prepared for flight, including charging, locking and sealing of connectors, and preparing them to be armed for flight by adding the ABF connectors just before launch.



With those tests successfully completed, we had one other important task to complete: the integration of the last satellite to be added to the entire payload stack - DIDO-3. As this satellite, built by our colleagues at ISISPACE with a payload from Spacepharma, contains temperature-sensitive microgravity experiments, we had kept it at cool temperatures inside its insulated case all this time in our hotel room, and only transported it to the cleanroom facilities on the day of integration, which was coordinated with Arianespace to be as close to encapsulation as possible.


Image credit: ISILAUNCH (left images), Arianespace (right image) 
 
Following final checks and flight preparation of the satellite, which included placing the ABF and simulating deployment after launch to verify the satellite would power on and start booting up as planned, the satellite was integrated into the last remaining QuadPack deployer slot. We then set the QuadPack door to be ready for flight, torqued and locked everything, and removed all the RBF labelling from all our deployers. It was close to 02:00 am when we finished, being the last ones in the cleanroom that day, with encapsulation waiting to start only a short night away!

That was it then. A whole month on campaign. All done. At least for the part of our activities at CSG. For the delicate final task of installing the ABF connectors for the sequencers shortly before launch through the access hatch of the fairing once the upper composite was installed on the launch vehicle, we had instructed and trained AVIO specialists.

With all the hardware flight prepared, including 2 sequencers, 6 QuadPacks, 2 ISIPODs, and 21 satellites we have integrated for this launch, of which 3 completely built and to be supported for operations by our colleagues at ISISPACE, we are now officially Ready for Launch!

We would like to thank AVIO, Arianespace and ESA for the fruitful cooperation and support on this launch campaign, and of course all our customers for their business and trust in our services. Despite the current global situation fighting a pandemic, we didn't give up and managed to continue our activities and get ready for launch together! All the best for launch.


Image credit: ISILAUNCH (left image), ESA (right image)

tnt22

Эмблема ISILAUNCH26 Campaign (923 x 1200 px)


tnt22

Уехали на август по погоде

Цитата: undefined Arianespace @Arianespace 48 мин. назад

We've postponed Vega Flight #VV16 until Aug. 17, when the forecast for high-level winds should be more favorable on the northward trajectory of this rideshare mission.
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Next up: Ariane 5 Flight #VA253, planned for July 28 w/ @Intelsat 's Galaxy 30 & MEV-2, and B-SAT's BSAT-4b

tnt22

https://tass.ru/kosmos/8860879

Цитата1 ИЮЛ, 15:18
Запуск ракеты Vega с космодрома Куру отложили до 17 августа
Его перенесли снова из-за сохраняющихся неблагоприятных ветров над Гвианским космическим центром, указали в корпорации Arianespace

ПАРИЖ, 1 июля. /ТАСС/. Запуск европейской ракеты-носителя Vega с 53 микро- и наноспутниками на борту с космодрома Куру во Французской Гвиане отложен до 17 августа из-за сохраняющихся неблагоприятных погодных условий. Об этом сообщила в среду корпорация Arianespace.

"Из-за сохраняющихся неблагоприятных ветров над Гвианским космическим центром запуск Vega VV16, который изначально планировался 18 июня, был вновь отложен, несмотря на полную готовность к запуску", - указывается в сообщении. В нем отмечается, что "поскольку в ближайшей перспективе улучшения погодных условий не ожидается, Arianespace решила отложить миссию VV16 до 17 августа 2020 года, то есть до момента, когда ожидается, что погода будет более благоприятной".

При этом в сообщении корпорации подчеркивается, что "несмотря на эту задержку, Arianespacе сохраняет свои планы по выполнению трех запусков Vega в течение 2020 года". "Следующий подтвержденный запуск Arianespacе - это миссия VA253, запланированная на 28 июля", - отмечается в заявлении.
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Изначально запуск Vega VV16 должен был состояться 18 июня, однако был отложен из-за сильного ветра. Затем его предполагалось осуществить 20 июня (в 04:51 мск 21 июня), но и тогда его пришлось перенести. Еще одна попытка пуска ракеты должна была состояться 27 июня в 22:51 по гвианскому времени (04:51 мск 28 июня), но запуск был перенесен из-за неблагоприятных погодных условий. 29 июня миссию также не удалось выполнить.

Запуск Vega с 53 микро- и наноспутниками на борту должен стать первым после вынужденного перерыва из-за пандемии коронавируса, распространение которого все еще продолжается во Французской Гвиане. Он также будет первым в рамках проекта SSMS по отправке на орбиту малых космических аппаратов. В рамках нынешней миссии Arianespace планирует вывести на орбиту спутники 21 заказчика из 13 стран. Аппараты массой до 150 кг будут выполнять различные задачи, включая наблюдение за Землей, обеспечение телекоммуникаций, научные измерения, испытание технологий и реализацию образовательных проектов.

тавот

Цитата: tnt22 от 01.07.2020 14:32:38Уехали на август по погоде
Это что же за высотный ветер такой, что полтора месяца будет дуть над Куру не стихая ? Тут явно без ТЗЧ не обошлось.  ;D
Three, two, one, ignition, and liftoff !

Охотник утки, пьющий водки !

Это ещё не сверхтяж, но уже и не супертяж.© Д.О.Р.

tnt22

https://www.arianespace.com/press-release/vv16-postponed-august/

ЦитатаVega | July 1, 2020
Vega Flight VV16 - the SSMS Proof of Concept mission: Postponed until August 17, 2020

Due to the persistence of exceptionally unfavorable winds at altitude over the Guiana Space Center, Vega Flight VV16 - originally scheduled for June 18, 2020 - was repeatedly postponed, despite full availability the launcher and the 53 satellites on this Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS) mission.

With no improvement in the weather situation expected during the short term, Arianespace has decided to postpone Flight VV16 until August 17, 2020, when the forecast is expected to be more favorable based on modeling of the winds. The interim period will be used to recharge batteries of the launcher and the satellites, under all the required safety conditions.

Despite this delay, Arianespace is maintaining the target of performing three Vega launches during 2020.

Arianespace's next confirmed launch is Flight VA253, planned for July 28. This Ariane 5 mission to geostationary transfer orbit will be performed on behalf of the following customers: Intelsat (with the Galaxy 30 and MEV-2 payloads), and B-SAT (with BSAT-4b).

In the exceptional context of the COVID-19 crisis, Arianespace was prepared to launch the Flight VV16 mission as soon as possible after the interruption of launch campaigns at the Guiana Space Center, which was caused by the epidemic. The mobilization of Arianespace and its partners, in particular Avio (industrial prime contractor for the Vega launcher), the French CNES space agency and the European Space Agency, made it possible to envisage this launch as of June 18, 2020. Unfortunately, due to exceptionally unfavorable winds at altitude for this time of year, the launch was rescheduled several times through Sunday, June 28.

Without a foreseeable improvement in the meteorological situation to allow an authorization of the northward launch toward polar orbit in accordance with range safety rules, Arianespace decided to reschedule the next SSMS mission launch attempt for August 17. At this date, the wind forecasts - based on models observed during several years - are more favorable.

The time that is now available will be used to restore the readiness of the launcher and the SSMS mission's 53 satellites in the context of operations carried out with batteries on the launcher in the Vega Launch Zone; and with batteries on the satellites, conducted in the launch site's payload preparation facilities.

The launch planning for Ariane 5's Flight VA253 - to be performed for operators Intelsat and B-SAT - was confirmed on July 28. The two Intelsat satellites arrived at the Spaceport in French Guiana on Saturday, June 27. Arrival of the BSAT-4b satellite is expected on July 1st. The availability of this launch - with its eastward trajectory towards geostationary orbit - is not affected by the high-altitude winds currently observed above the Guiana Space Center in relation to the range safety rules. Therefore, a sustained level of activity continues at the Spaceport despite the health crisis that is particularly affecting French Guiana and the American continent.

"In the context of the COVID-19 crisis, which was as exceptional as it was difficult, Arianespace and its partners - especially Avio, ESA and CNES - mobilized in an absolutely remarkable way in seizing every opportunity to launch the Flight VV16 mission," confirmed Stéphane Israël, Arianespace's Chief Executive Officer. "This mobilization made it possible to carry out the Vega campaign from end to end, and to ensure the availability of both the launcher and the SSMS mission's 53 satellites.

Unfortunately, the persistence of exceptionally unfavorable winds at altitude in relation to the safety rules forces us to reposition this mission to August 17. We understand the impatience of our 21 customers, and we share it; we will now devote all our energy to ensuring the success of the 16th Vega flight for this emblematic mission as quickly as possible."

Flight VV16 is the first European rideshare mission in the framework of the Small Spacecraft Mission Service. Proposed as part of Arianespace's launch catalog offerings, SSMS is a European project.

With funding from ESA, the SSMS dispenser structure (on which the satellite payloads are integrated) was developed by Colleferro, Italy-based Avio - which also is the Vega launcher's industrial prime contractor. The structure was manufactured by the Czech company, SAB Aerospace. The European Union also contributed to the funding of the Flight VV16 demonstration mission.

The Vega launcher remains available for launch at any time when the required safety conditions are met.

Despite the delay in Vega Flight VV16, Arianespace continues to maintain its target of three Vega launches in 2020.

tnt22

https://www.avio.com/press-release/vega-flight-vv16-postponed-august-18

Цитата: undefinedVEGA FLIGHT VV16 POSTPONED TO AUGUST 18
01.07.20



Colleferro (Rome), 1st July 2020 - Vega VV16 flight operations have been interrupted by Arianespace due to the presence of exceptionally unfavorable high altitude easterly winds. The Vega launcher has been available and flightworthy since June 18 on the launchpad but did not receive a green light from the safety authority since then. Two launch chronology attempts were made during the past week but unfortunately interrupted shortly before lift-off due to conditions exceeding the allowable limits.

It is important to note that 2020 presents exceptionally high altitude easterly winds compared to the statistical average, which has traditionally allowed Vega flights with northern trajectories to take place during this part of the year (when typically easterly winds are present). The high altitude winds do not pose any issue during a nominal launcher flight but may cause, although with an extremely low probability, the falling of debris over populated areas in case of a flight anomaly. For this reason, safety requirements restrict launch authorization in case wind exceeds certain limits.

Arianespace has announced that launch operations will be resumed by August 18, when easterly winds are expected to be less severe. Meanwhile, operations will be conducted to re-charge launcher and satellite batteries. In parallel, Avio will take the opportunity to conduct certain additional launch pad activities in preparation of Vega C maiden flight that were formerly planned by year end that will now be anticipated in July.

On July 28, however, the next Ariane 5 launch, for which Avio produces the two lateral solid-propellant boosters and the liquid-oxygen turbopumps, remains confirmed because its trajectory is not impacted by the winds that instead made it necessary to postpone the flight of Vega.

Giulio Ranzo, CEO of Avio, has declared "Safety requirements are of the utmost importance and we are therefore tasked by the safety authority to comply rigorously in the interest of all parties. Avio will do its best to optimize the use of time and resources in the interest of its customers and stakeholders, minimizing any inconvenience to the maximum extent possible. As in the past, the Avio team has demonstrated to be reactive and resilient in dealing with unexpected events and will continue like this, with a view, shared with Arianespace, to deliver three launches in 2020".