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Ariane 5 October 22, 2021

Flight VA255: postponement of the launch

New launch date for SES-17 / SYRACUSE 4A.

Due to additional checks on the ground support equipment, the flight VA255 – initially scheduled for October 22 – has been scrubbed. Investigations are ongoing in order to identify a new launch date.

The Ariane 5 launch vehicle and spacecraft SES-17 and SYRACUSE 4A are in stable and safe conditions on the launch pad.

About Arianespace

Arianespace uses space to make life better on Earth by providing launch services for all types of satellites into all orbits. It has orbited over 1000 satellites since 1980, using its family of three launchers, Ariane, Soyuz and Vega, from launch sites in French Guiana (South America) and from the Russian cosmodromes in Baikonur and Vostochny. Arianespace is headquartered in Evry, near Paris, and has a technical facility at the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana, plus local offices in Washington, D.C., Tokyo and Singapore. Arianespace is a subsidiary of ArianeGroup, which holds 74% of its share capital, with the balance held by 15 other shareholders from the European launcher industry.


Lancement VA255 : report du lancement
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Volo VA255: rinvio del lancio
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Flug VA255: Startverschiebung
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