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Ariane 5 June 23, 2010

The Ariane 5 mission with Arabsat-5A and COMS is postponed

Tonight’s dual-payload Ariane 5 mission with the Arabsat-5A and COMS satellite passengers was postponed when a launcher subsystem anomaly occurred during the final countdown.

Lanceur-en-ZL3_073An investigation has been initiated to identify the anomaly’s cause.

The heavy-lift Ariane 5 ECA and its two payloads remain in a safe standby mode on the launch pad.

A new launch date will be announced as soon as possible.

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Ariane 5 June 23, 2010

Ariane 5's mission with Arabsat-5A and COMS has entered the final countdown

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