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Ariane 5 July 25, 2020

Postponement of Flight VA253

The final phase of launch preparation operations for Ariane Flight VA253 has not been initiated by Arianespace to enable additional technical checks required under Ariane 5’s fairing and the dual launch system (SYLDA).

The earliest possible launch date for this mission is Friday, July 31 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.

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

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Ariane 5 July 22, 2020

Ariane 5 is fully assembled for Arianespace’s July 28 launch with Galaxy 30, MEV-2 and BSAT-4b

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