Arianespace has set Wednesday, June 23, 2010 as the date for the next Ariane 5 launch.
Arianespace’s Ariane 5 mission with the Astra 3B and ComsatBw-2 satellite payloads is on track for a liftoff on the evening of May 21st, following the heavy-lift vehicle’s rollout to the launch zone at the Spaceport in French Guiana yesterday morning.
The launch of the Astra 3B satellite has been rescheduled for May 21, after launch company Arianespace completed work on the Ariane 5 rocket’s troublesome helium pressurisation system.
The Ariane 5 for Arianespace’s next mission has moved to the launch pad at Europe’s Spaceport, readying it for liftoff this Friday with the Astra 3B satellite on board.
Arianespace’s upcoming dual payload flight has been rescheduled to the evening of Friday, April 9 following additional checks performed on the launch vehicle at Europe’s Spaceport. The spacecraft will take the Astra 3B and ComsatBw-2 satellites into space.