Flight VV15: Launch delay due to weather conditions
Due to unfavorable high-altitude wind conditions above the Guiana Space Center, Arianespace has decided that the final preparation phase for launch operations could not be initiated as planned on Friday, July 5, 2019. Therefore, Flight VV15 is postponed.
Depending on suitable weather conditions, the new targeted launch date for the United Arab Emirates’ FalconEye1 satellite is Sunday, July 7, 2019, at the following precise liftoff timing:
9:53:03 p.m., Washington D.C., USA time
10:53:03 p.m., Kourou, French Guiana time
1:53:03 Universal Time (UTC), on July 8
3:53:03 a.m., Paris, France time, on July 8
5:53:03 a.m., Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) time, on July 8.
The Vega launch vehicle and its FalconEye1 spacecraft payload are in stable and safe conditions.