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Ariane 5 November 26, 2019

Flight VA250: Ariane 5 lifts off from French Guiana

Arianespace’s Ariane 5 launcher has lifted off from French Guiana carrying TIBA-1 and Inmarsat GX5 – which will be deployed during a sequence lasting 34 minutes from liftoff to final separation.

Payload lift performance for today’s mission to geostationary transfer orbit – designated Flight VA250 in Arianespace’s launcher family numbering system – is estimated at 10,479 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 VA250 launch kit:

Ariane Flight VA250
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Inmarsat website:

Ariane 5 November 25, 2019

Flight VA250: Arianespace targets November 26 launch date following 24-hour weather delay

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