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.