June 2019

News on key developments at SupremeSAT, and general news on the Space and Satellite industry from across the web

Second Ariane 5 launch of 2019 successful – Satellite News Digest

Rocket: Ariane 5 ECA; Payload: AT&T T-16 [f.k.a. DirecTV 16], Eutelsat 7C; Date: 20 June 2019, 2143 UTC; Launch site: Kourou, French Guiana. For its second launch of the year, Ariane 5 successfully placed the two telecommunications satellites into geostationary transfer orbit (GTO). http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2019062000

ESA’s new mission to intercept a comet – Satellite News Digest

‘Comet Interceptor’ has been selected as ESA’s new fast-class mission in its Cosmic Vision Programme. Comprising three spacecraft, it will be the first to visit a truly pristine comet or other interstellar object that is only just starting its journey into the inner Solar System. http://www.sat-nd.com/archive/?id=2019062002