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Posted by: Klaus Schmidt - Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:32 am
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Post No Ariane Payloads???   Posted on: Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:56 pm
Arianespace Inc. (the US office, (202) 628-3936). told me today that "Ariane no longer offers the Auxiliary Payload service, although they are considering offering it again in the future."

Scrub these attractive ideas (for now). Apparently Ariane is willing to give up on future space markets and focus on their “Bigâ€


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Post    Posted on: Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:53 pm
ive got an interview with Team Frednet coming online this week, covers aspects of going for the prize opensource.

Will be up soon! Keep an eye out ;)

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Post Re: No Ariane Payloads???   Posted on: Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:41 pm
[quote="rpspeck"][color=black]Arianespace Inc. (the US office, (202) 628-3936). told me today that "Ariane no longer offers the Auxiliary Payload service, although they are considering offering it again in the future."

Scrub these attractive ideas (for now). Apparently Ariane is willing to give up on future space markets and focus on their “Bigâ€

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Post    Posted on: Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:23 pm
Arianespace again offers their program but flying onboard Soyuz instead of Ariane 5.

:arrow: http://spacefellowship.com/News/?p=4626

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ASAP-S is being designed specifically for Arianespace’s use on Soyuz flights from Europe’s Spaceport, and has external positions for 4 micro-satellites, along with volume inside the center structure for a fifth payload. The ASAP-S’ external configuration accommodates spacecraft weighing up to 200 kg., while the internal position is designed to accept a payload with a maximum mass of 400 kg.

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Post    Posted on: Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:39 am
That's still a lot of weight if you ask me. Now i wonder about the prices. Cheaper then a falcon 1 launch?


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Post Arianespace Launches?   Posted on: Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:12 pm
2/27/2008 Update: Phone Conversation with Arianespace Inc. (Wiener Kernisan at the US office, (202) 628-3936).

"Arianespace “Plansâ€


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Post Bad News!   Posted on: Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:24 pm
A telephone call from Arianespace headquarters today (prompted by yesterday's call to their New York office) informed me of PRICING for their planned “Auxiliary Payloadâ€


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Post    Posted on: Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:40 pm
There went the plans of many GLXP teams I'm sure. :( Tt looks like we are all back to the Falcon 1.

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