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Ariane 5 February 5, 2019

Flight VA247: Ariane 5 lifts off from French Guiana

Arianespace’s Ariane 5 launcher has lifted off from the Spaceport in French Guiana, carrying Saudi Geostationary Satellite 1/Hellas Sat 4 (HS-4/SGS-1) and GSAT-31 – which will be deployed during a sequence lasting 42 minutes from liftoff to final separation.

Payload lift performance for today’s mission to geostationary orbit – designated Flight VA247 in Arianespace’s launcher family numbering system – is estimated at 10,018 kg.

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  • More details on Flight VA247 are available in the launch kit:
Ariane Flight VA247
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Ariane 5 February 4, 2019

Ariane 5 reaches the launch zone for Arianespace’s year-opening mission

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