As wind conditions at altitude above the Guiana Space Center remain unfavorable, final chronology operations for the launch of Vega Flight VV16 today have been suspended.
The Vega launcher and the 53 satellites on board are in a stabilized configuration, and in total safety.
With the weather forecast remaining unfavorable for the coming days, Arianespace decided to initiate operations aimed at reestablishing the launcher’s full readiness by recharging its batteries. Arianespace is checking with its customers to determine whether similar operations are necessary for the satellite passengers.
A new schedule of operations is to be defined. The new target launch date will be communicated at the end of this process, which takes into account weather constraints created by the persistence of high-altitude winds.
Watch the YouTube update from Arianespace CEO Stéphane Israël on the rescheduling of Flight VV16.