Arianespace mission and activity updates

Arianespace has announced June 11 as the liftoff date for Flight 161, which will carry the dual satellite payload of BSAT-2c for Japan and the Optus and Defence C1 spacecraft for Australia.

See the Mission Update on for the latest on this upcoming Ariane 5 mission European Space Agency ministerial-level meeting

Decisions taken at a ministerial level meeting of the European Space Agency Council will guarantee the long-term viability of Arianespace. See the press release, also posted on the Arianespace Web site, concerning this important gathering of ESA member states in Paris on May 27.