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News Ariane 5 is readied for Arianespace’s September launch with MEASAT-3b and Optus 10
Thursday 14-August-2014, 18:58,
Ariane 5 is readied for Arianespace’s September launch with MEASAT-3b and Optus 10


The Ariane 5 for Arianespace Flight VA218 is shown during transfer, moving on its mobile launch table (photo at left) from the Spaceport’s Launcher Integration Building to the Final Assembly Building (photo at right).

Ariane Flight VA218

Preparations for Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 mission marked an important milestone this week with the vehicle’s transfer from the Spaceport’s Launcher Integration Building – where it was assembled, to the Final Assembly Building – where the dual-passenger payload will be installed.

This procedure represented the heavy-lift launcher’s formal handover from industrial architect Airbus Defence and Space to Arianespace, which takes responsibility for incorporation of the two commercial telecommunications satellites, along with the Ariane 5’s final checkout and launch operations in French Guiana.

Targeted for a liftoff in September, this mission – designated Flight VA218 in Arianespace’s launcher family numbering system – will orbit MEASAT-3b and Optus 10.

MEASAT-3b was produced by Airbus Defence and Space and is to be operated by MEASAT in supporting direct-to-home broadcast services for Malaysia, India, Indonesia and Australia. Optus 10 was manufactured by Space Systems/Loral for Australian telecommunications service provider Optus, enabling direct TV broadcast, internet connectivity, telephone and data transmission services for Australia and New Zealand.
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Friday 15-August-2014, 18:59,
Ariane 5 is readied for Arianespace’s September launch with MEASAT-3b and Optus 10
Optus 10 is delivered to French Guiana for Arianespace’s Ariane 5 launch in September


Optus 10 is unloaded from the An-124 cargo jetliner after its arrival at Félix Eboué Airport near French Guiana’s capital city of Cayenne.


Ariane Flight VA218

The return of Optus 10 to French Guiana has set the stage for a new phase of payload preparations at the Spaceport with Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 mission, which is scheduled for a September liftoff carrying this multi-mission satellite and its MEASAT-3b co-passenger.

Optus 10’s delivery occurred yesterday as the Space Systems/Loral-built spacecraft landed at Félix Eboué Airport near the capital city of Cayenne, where it was unloaded from a chartered Antonov An-124 cargo jetliner for transfer by road to the Spaceport.

To be operated by Australia’s Optus telecommunications service provider, Optus 10 is outfitted for direct TV broadcast, internet connectivity, telephone and data transmission services across Australia and New Zealand.

Joining it on Arianespace’s Ariane 5 mission in September is the Airbus Defence and Space-built MEASAT-3b relay platform, designed to expand Malaysian-based MEASAT’s direct-to-home broadcasting as well as VSAT services to small terminals across Malaysia, India, Indonesia and Australia.

MEASAT-3b was put in storage at the Spaceport awaiting the availability of Optus 10 for the upcoming dual-passenger launch – designated Flight VA218 in Arianespace’s launcher family numbering system. The mission’s Ariane 5 was moved earlier this month into the Final Assembly Building at the Spaceport, where it is being readied for the integration of Optus 10 and MEASAT-3b.
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