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Ariane 5 July 31, 2020

Delay of Flight VA253 with Ariane 5

Flight VA253 has been postponed due to a “red” during the final countdown. The “red” was related to a sensor on the Ariane 5 cryogenic main stage’s liquid hydrogen fuel tank.

The Ariane 5 launch vehicle and its three spacecraft payloads are in stable and safe condition.

The soonest possible launch date is Saturday, August 1 at:

  • 5:30 p.m., Washington, D.C. time,
  • 6:30 p.m., Kourou, French Guiana time,
  • 9:30 p.m., Universal Time (UTC),
  • 11:30 p.m., Paris time.

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Ariane 5 July 30, 2020

Ariane 5 is in the launch zone for Arianespace’s July 31 mission with three passengers

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