Arianespace announces dates for Flights VS17 and VA237; confirms its goal of 12 launches in 2017 fro
After having successfully carried out three launches during the first quarter of 2017 with its family of launch vehicles, Ariane, Soyuz and Vega, and scheduled the VA236 Ariane 5 launch on May 4, Arianespace has now announced the dates for the next two missions:
VS17, May 18, 2017: a Soyuz launcher will orbit SES-15 for the operator SES.
VA237, June 1, 2017: an Ariane 5 ECA launcher will orbit ViaSat-2 and E172B for the operators ViaSat and Eutelsat.
The planning for the six subsequent missions remains unchanged. Arianespace confirms its objective of carrying out 12 launches in 2017.