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Italy of space starts again: Avio heads to Guyana for the next Vega flight

15.05.20

THE SPACEPORT IN KOUROU RESUMES THE OPERATIONS FOR THE FLIGHT OF THE ROCKET THAT WILL BRING 52 SATELLITES INTO ORBIT THANKS TO SSMS

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Guiana space launch base to re-open on the 11 of May, Vega return to flight with SSMS (VV16) scheduled by the middle of June

29.04.20

Colleferro (Rome) 29 April 2020 – Avio informs that CNES (the French Space Agency) and Arianespace have communicated today the gradual re-opening of the Guiana Space Center, starting from the 11 of May. The space center in Kourou had been closed at the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak on the 16 of March 2020.

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Second 2020 Ariane 5 flight successfully completed

19.02.20

JCSAT-17 and GEO-KOMPSAT-2B satellites correctly orbited

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VEGA TOWARD RETURN TO FLIGHT

12.02.20

The upcoming Vega VV16 flight will be launched - together with the new SSMS payload dispenser - by the end of March and the integration campaign has already started. 

The units assembling the launcher - made in Avio - landed in Kourou, French Guyana.

 

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First 2020 Ariane flight successfully completed

17.01.20

Eutelsat Konnect and GSAT-30 satellites correctly orbited

The first 2020 flight (107th mission overall) of the Ariane 5 rocket successfully took place during the night of the 16th of January from the Guyana Space Center (CSG) spaceport. The European launcher correctly orbited the Eutelsat Konnect and GSAT-30 satellites, which will provide Internet access and TV broadcast services for Eutelsat and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) respectively.

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NEW UPDATES ABOUT VEGA FLIGHT IN 2020

20.12.19

Giulio Ranzo CEO of Avio, Ettore Scardecchia Chief Technical Officer and Andrea Preve Vega Program Manager explain how we are going towards Vega Flight on 2020

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Ariane 5: fourth 2019 flight successfully completed

27.11.19

TIBA-1 E INMARSAT GX5 satellites orbited.

The fourth 2019 flight of the Ariane 5 launcher took place successfully during the night from the Guyana Space Center (CSG) spaceport. The European launcher correctly placed telecommunication satellites TIBA-1 and INMARSAT GX5 into geostationary orbit.

Ariane 5 leverages the thrust of the two strap-on solid-propelled boosters and of the liquid-oxygen turbopump produced in Italy by Avio, leader of space propulsion technologies.

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Vega: Results of the VV15 Analysis and Return to Flight in 1Q 2020

05.09.19

Avio S.p.A. announces that the Independent Inquiry Commission established on the 11th of July 2019 with the target of identifying the likely causes of the Vega launcher flight VV15 failure and to indicate an operating plan to resume flight activities, has published the results of its investigations.
The ESA and Arianespace joint press release can be downloaded at the following link https://www.esa.int/Newsroom/Press_Releases/Vega_flight_…

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Third 2019 Ariane 5 Flight Successfully Completed

07.08.19

Intelsat 39 and EDRS-C satellites orbited.

The third 2019 flight (105th mission overall) of the Ariane 5 launcher took place successfully during the night of the 6th of August from the Guyana Space Center (CSG) spaceport. The European launcher correctly orbited the Intelsat 39 and EDRS-C satellites, that will provide TV broadcast and in-orbit telecommunication services for LEO satellites respectively.

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Vega VV15

11.07.19

Approximately two minutes after the Vega launcher’s liftoff, shortly after ignition of the second stage (Zefiro 23), a launcher anomaly occurred – leading to the premature end of the mission.

Data analyses are in progress to clarify the reasons for this failure.  An independent inquiry commission will be set up in the coming hours.

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