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Ariane 5 August 3, 2020

August 14 is the new targeted launch date for Flight VA253

With the progress of operations currently underway at the Spaceport’s Final Assembly Building in French Guiana, August 14 is envisioned as the launch date for Ariane Flight VA253, with the possibility of the process being optimized for the mission to be performed one day earlier.

If the flight is on August 14, liftoff will occur as soon as possible during the following launch window:

  • Between 5:33 p.m. and 6:20 p.m. Washington, D.C. time,
  • Between 6:33 p.m. and 7:20 p.m. Kourou, French Guiana time,
  • Between 21:33 and 22:20 Universal time (UTC),
  • Between 11:33 p.m. and 12:20 a.m. Paris time, in the night of August 14 to 15,
  • Between 06:33 a.m. and 07:20 a.m. Japan time, in the morning of August 15.

The Ariane 5 launch vehicle and its three spacecraft payloads remain in stable and safe conditions.

Arianespace is applying its standard procedures to maintain the highest level of reliability for the benefit of its customers.

Ariane 5 August 1, 2020

Update for Flight VA253

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