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Ariane 5 June 7, 2016

Arianespace Flight VA230: EchoStar XVIII and BRIsat: launch delayed

During the preparations for the roll-out of the Ariane 5 ECA launcher for Flight VA230, an anomaly occurred on a fluid connector between the cryogenic upper stage and the launch table.

As a result, Arianespace has decided to postpone the Flight VA230 launch, initially scheduled for June 8, 2016, in order to replace this component and perform the subsequent verifications.

The launch vehicle and its EchoStar XVIII and BRIsat satellite payloads are being maintained in fully safe conditions and in stand-by mode.

The new targeted launch date will be announced very soon.

Lancement VA230 ECHOSTAR XVIII et BRIsat : REPORT DU LANCEMENT
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Ariane 5 June 1, 2016

Arianespace’s third Ariane 5 mission in 2016 will orbit satellites for the Americas and Asia-Pacific

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