New Website Coming - 4th June 2018

It will be 7 years on March 13th since we launched SpaceVids back in 2011 and 5 years since the launch of the website - Since then the website has outgrown the Space sector and is in dire need of an upgrade. To mark the 5th anniversary we will be launching a brand new stunning website on April 2nd June 4th 2018, The new website will have all of the same videos along with historical data in a fully responsive view.

We have pushed launch back into June by a month to allow us to ensure the historical videos are all imported properly.

Launch of Heavy Ariane 5 Rocket with DirecTV-15 & Sky Mexico-1

Another of Europe’s super launch rocket, the Ariane 5, successfully lifted off from it’s launch pad in Kourou, French Guiana today at 21:16 UTC, 18:16 Local time carrying the DirecTV-15 and Sky Mexico-1 satellites.

This was the 79th Ariane 5 to launch on mission VA-223, DirecTV-15 for the American DirecTV operator will be positioned at 103 degrees West and weighs 6,300kg. It will provide television to the United States, Canada, Alaska and Puerto Rico through it’s 30 Ku-Band and 24 Ka-Band transponders. Sky Mexico-1 for Mexico will be positioned at 79 degrees West and weighs 1,250kg. It will provide television to Mexico, Central America and Caribbean through it’s 24 Ku-Band and 2 R-Band transponders.

Source: Arianespace

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