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Ariane 5 October 4, 2016

Flight VA231: launch delayed 24 hours due to weather conditions

Unfavorable weather conditions over the Spaceport in French Guiana have resulted in a 24-hour delay for Arianespace’s Ariane 5 mission with the Sky Muster™ II and GSAT-18 payloads.

As a result, liftoff is now planned for Wednesday, October 5, during a 1-hour, 15-minute launch window that opens at 5:30 p.m. local time in French Guiana.

The heavy-lift launch vehicle and its satellite passengers are being maintained in safe standby conditions at the Spaceport.

Designated Flight VA231 in Arianespace’s numbering system, tomorrow’s dual-passenger mission will be the 231st launch of an Ariane-series vehicle.

Ariane 5 October 3, 2016

Ariane 5 reaches the launch zone for Arianespace’s October 4 liftoff

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Ariane 5 is in the Spaceport’s ELA-3 launch zone
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