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 JCSAT-13 & VINASAT-2 on Ariane 5

The 62nd Ariane 5 lifted off from Kourou in French Guiana today, May 15th 2012, at 22:12 UTC. The Ariane 5 carried the JCSAT-13 and VINASAT-2 communication satellites into orbit.

JCSAT-13 at 4350kg has a design life of over 15 years and is for Japanese operator SKY Perfect JSAT, it is fitted with 44 Ku-Band transponders and will provide TV broadcast capability to all over Japan.

VINASAT-2 is around 2970kg has a design life of over 15 years and is for Vietname providing radio, television and telephone capabilities through it’s 24 Ku-Band transponders.

Both satellites were constructed by Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems and these satellites are the 100th and 101th commercial geostationary communications satellites built by Lockheed Martin since 1975.

Source: Arianespace

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