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Ariane 5 June 17, 2016

24-hour delay for Flight VA230 due to weather conditions

Unfavorable weather conditions over the Spaceport in French Guiana have resulted in a 24-hour delay for Arianespace’s Ariane 5 mission with EchoStar XVIII and BRIsat.

Liftoff is now planned for Saturday, June 18, during a 1-hour, 10-minute launch window that opens at 5:30 p.m. local time in French Guiana.

Ariane 5 and the two satellites remain in safe standby conditions.

Designated Flight VA230 in Arianespace’s numbering system, this Ariane 5 mission will deploy the EchoStar XVIII and BRIsat telecommunications satellites into geostationary transfer orbit.

Ariane 5 June 16, 2016

Ariane 5 is in the launch zone for tomorrow’s heavy-lift Arianespace mission

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Ariane 5 rollout with EchoStar XVIII and BRIsat
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