| Kayser-Threde > Press > Press Releases  > deutsch | english 


Press Releases

MAQSAT 3 for Ariane 503 already in space center in South America

After only:

11 weeks of development and manufacture

2 weeks of tests

1 week of qualification review and packing

3 days of transport per chartered cargo-plane and truck

did MAQSAT 3 reach the "European Spaceport" in Kourou, French Guiana, on Monday, August 31, 1998 in perfect state and more than on time.

Kayser-Threde was awarded a contract by Arianespace in the end of May for the development, manufacture and test. The last tests demonstrated that the Munich-based space company was able to meet all the requirements for this dummy-satellite within this tight schedule.

Preparations for the satellite?s integration onto the new European launcher ARIANE 5 will be started already next week. A smooth launch is expected for mid-October. It is intended to demonstrate to the world that this launcher is a reliable means for bringing telecommunications satellites into GTO (Geo Transfer Orbit).

Download PDF Version

More press releases...



Published by:
Kayser-Threde GmbH
Press- and
Public Relations
81379 Munich
Tel. +49(89)72495-200
Fax +49(89)72495-232
press@kayser-threde.de http://www.kayser-threde.de

KT   © 2001-2014 Kayser-Threde GmbH   o