The launch of Arianespace Flight 221 has been postponed due to unfavourable weather conditions over the launch pad in Kourou, French Guiana.
Arianespace’s sixth Ariane 5 for launch in 2014 is now ready to receive its two satellite passengers after the vehicle was moved to the Spaceport’s Final Assembly Building in French Guiana.
An Ariane 5 vehicle successfully launched the Intelsat 30 satellite, which is hosting the DLA-1 payload for DirecTV Latin America from French Guiana.
Arianespace’s Ariane 5 launcher logged another heavy-lift mission achievement, orbiting commercial telecommunications payloads today for Measat and Optus on Flight VA218.
The Arianespace heavy-lift Ariane 5 mission with telecommunications satellites for two leading Asia-Pacific operators received the ‘green light’ today for its Thursday liftoff from the Spaceport in French Guiana.
Ariane 5 is readied for Arianespace’s September launch with Measat-3b (pictured) and Optus 10.
The Measat-3b satellite is confirmed for launch on May 28, 2014, on Ariane Flight VA218.
Payload preparations for Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 mission are gearing up following this week’s delivery of Measat-3b – one of two satellite passengers for launch on the heavy-lift flight VA218 – to French Guiana.
Ariane 5’s Flight VA216 has orbited two satellites, Astra 5B for SES and Amazonas 4A for Hispasat.
Following a 24-hour delay due to bad weather conditions, Ariane flight VA216 is now ready for lift-off tonight, March 22, at 7:04 pm local time in French Guiana (10.04pm GMT).