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Launch date of MSG-3 reset to 5 July 2012

12 June 2012

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Arianespace has announced that the launch date of the MSG-3 satellite from the European Spaceport in Kourou, originally foreseen for 19 June, has been reset to the evening of the 5 July 2012.

The delay is due to additional checks that were made on the EchoStar 17 telecommunication satellite, which is to be launched together with MSG-3 on the Ariane 5 ECA launcher.

MSG-3 has successfully passed a series of tests scheduled by ESA and industry and is ready to be fuelled.

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Sentinel-3 family grows

10 February 2016

The signature of a €450 million contract to build two more satellites for the Sentinel-3 mission was celebrated by ESA and Thales Alenia Space of France at an event in Paris yesterday.
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Sentinel-3 is based on a constellation of two satellites to systematically measure Earth's oceans, land, ice and atmosphere to monitor and understand large-scale global dynamics.