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Ariane 5 August 1, 2020

Flight VA253: Update

The final countdown for Flight Ariane #253 (VA253) was halted at 2’14’’ before liftoff during a first launch attempt on July 31 due to the unexpected behavior of a sensor inside the liquid hydrogen tank in the launcher’s main cryogenic stage.

Ariane 5 is being transferred back to the Final Assembly Building (BAF), where a spare sensor will be set up and a new flight program uploaded to the launcher. These additional operations, and those that follow, will take several days. In the meantime, the Ariane 5 launch vehicle and its three spacecraft payloads are in stable and safe conditions.

With the schedule being firmed up, a new target launch date will be announced by Monday, August 3.

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

 

LANCEMENT VA253 : DERNIERES INFORMATIONS
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