Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

ALE's space race success

ALE has transported the 12-tonne satellite, SAOCOM 1A, for Argentina’s Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales.

The satellite, which will be launched in a SpaceX rocket, was transported from its fabrication yard to Bariloche Airport in Argentina, where it was loaded onto an AN-142 operated by Volga-Dnepr.

The transport solution involved a convoy of over 12 vehicles, including four semi-trailers and two trailers, as well as civilian, police and military escorts.

Upon arrival at the airport, ALE lifted the satellite onto the skidding system for loading onto the Volga-Dnepr aircraft.

“Despite weighing just 12 tonnes, which is relatively low for the typical loads we move, there was a huge amount of pressure, both politically and economically, as the satellite is so high profile,” explained Raul Anriquez, ALE’s project manager.

Once the rocket is launched, ALE will then perform the heavy transport of ancillary equipment within the USA and perform the maritime transportation of remaining components back to Chile and overland to Argentina.

It is expected to be launched in the Falcon X rocket, belonging to Elon Musk’s SpaceX company, by October 2018.
 

Once the rocket is launched, ALE will then perform the heavy transport of ancillary equipment within the USA and coordinate the maritime transportation of remaining components back to Chile and overland to Argentina.


www.ale-heavylift.com

www.volga-dnepr.com

Heavy Lift | News

COLI opens Leer office thumbnail image

COLI opens Leer office

October 23 - The COLI Group has expanded its network with the opening of an office in Leer, Germany. 
Views: 134
Pallas set for LM-100J launch thumbnail image

Pallas set for LM-100J launch

October 23 - Lockheed Martin has announced that Pallas Aviation will be the first commercial freighter operator of its LM-100J, a variant of its C-130 Super Hercules aircraft.
Views: 118
Fesco supports Novatek project thumbnail image

Fesco supports Novatek project

October 23 - Fesco has handled the delivery of 1,742 tons (1,580.3 tonnes) of heavy-duty machinery to the construction site of Novatek’s Kola Shipyard in Belokamenka, in the Russian city of Murmansk.
Views: 105
ALL set to add 15 Liebherr cranes thumbnail image

ALL set to add 15 Liebherr cranes

October 23 - North American crane rental company, ALL Family of Companies, has acquired 15 all-terrain cranes from Liebherr, with the units scheduled for delivery throughout 2019.
Views: 159

Heavy Lift Across The World

Discover heavy lift and project logistics industry news from around the world by region.