Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Antonov flies satellite from Munich to Cayenne

Antonov Airlines has flown a satellite from Germany to French Guiana in time for its launch on 6 August. Working in partnership with Kübler Spedition, the satellite was flown from Munich Airport to Cayenne Felix Eboue Airport on behalf of OHB System. An AN-124-100 was used to transport the satellite and related equipment, weighing 70 […]

Volga-Dnepr upgrades global internet coverage

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has successfully completed the first delivery of satellites for OneWeb constellation project to enhance global internet coverage. In cooperation with its partner Bollore Logistics, one of the airline’s AN-124-100s delivered six satellites from their manufacturing facility in Toulouse, France to Cayenne in French Guiana. The satellites were transported in two special containers with […]

Antonov’s USA office transports satellite to French Guiana

Antonov Airlines’ new Houston, USA office has been getting into the swing of things by transporting an outsized satellite to French Guiana. The Al Yah 3 Satellite, the first of Orbital ATK’s GEOStar-3 satellites, was accommodated in a container measuring 11.4 metres long, 4.6 metres wide and 4.1 metres high, and weighing 23 tonnes. It […]

Volga-Dnepr flies Soyuz launch vehicle to Europe Spaceport

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered the third stage of the Soyuz-ST launch vehicle to Europe’s Spaceport in Cayenne using an Ilyushin IL-76TD-90VD. It was transported from Samara in Russia to French Guiana in readiness to launch the US SES-15 satellite into orbit in early April for the satellite communications company, SES. Progress Space Rocket Centre approached […]

Volga-Dnepr flies three more satellites to Guiana Space Center

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has transported three more space satellites to the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana in support of its long-standing partnership with Bollore Logistics and Thales Alenia Space. It was the first time Volga-Dnepr used new lightweight and easier-to-stow aluminium extension ramps to load and unload satellites, which weigh less and take up less […]