Arianespace postpones Vega’s Flight VV15 due to weather conditions at the Spaceport
Arianespace has decided to postpone its July 5 Vega launch with the United Arab Emirates’ FalconEye1 satellite because unfavorable high-altitude wind conditions are anticipated above the Spaceport in French Guiana at the time of liftoff.
The new targeted launch date for the mission – designated Flight VV15 in Arianespace’s launcher family numbering system – is July 7, at the following precise liftoff timing:
9:53:03 p.m., Washington D.C., USA time
10:53:03 p.m., Kourou, French Guiana time
1:53:03 Universal Time (UTC), on July 8
3:53:03 a.m., Paris, France time, on July 8
5:53:03 a.m., Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) time, on July 8.
The Vega launcher and its payload remain in stable and safe conditions at the Spaceport’s ZLV launch complex.