The progress of operations currently underway at the Final Assembly Building has enabled August 14 to be envisioned as the launch date for Ariane Flight 253 (VA253), with the possibility of an optimization in the process for the mission to be performed one day earlier.
If the flight is on August 14, liftoff will occur as early 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.
Arianespace is applying its standard procedures to maintain the highest level of reliability for the benefit of its customers. The Ariane 5 launch vehicle and its three spacecraft payloads remain in stable and safe conditions.