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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-1B spreads its wings

27 April 2016

Following liftoff on 25 April from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, Sentinel-1B has opened its large solar wings and radar antenna.
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Sentinel-1B joined its identical twin, Sentinel-1A, in orbit to benefit numerous services such as monitoring Arctic sea ice and oil spills, mapping for forest, water and soil management, monitoring land for motion risks, and mapping to support humanitarian aid and crisis response.