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Ariane 5 August 6, 2019

Flight VA249: Ariane 5 lifts off from French Guiana

Arianespace’s Ariane 5 launcher has lifted off from the Spaceport in French Guiana, carrying Intelsat 39 and EDRS-C – which will be deployed during a sequence lasting 33 minutes from liftoff to final separation.

Payload lift performance for today’s mission to geostationary transfer orbit – designated Flight VA249 in Arianespace’s launcher family numbering system – is approximately 10,660 kg. This total includes the two satellite passengers, plus the workhorse vehicle’s dual-payload deployment system and integration hardware.

More details are available in the VA249 launch kit:

Ariane Flight VA249
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Ariane 5 August 5, 2019

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

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