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Ariane 5 September 5, 2017

Arianespace Flight VA239: Interruption of the countdown

In the last seconds of Ariane Flight VA239 launch countdown as the Vulcain cryogenic main stage engine was being ignited, the checkout process detected an anomaly on the launcher, interrupting the final countdown.

The Ariane 5 launcher and payload Intelsat 37e and BSAT-4a immediately switched to a safe mode. Data analysis is underway to determine the cause of the anomaly. In parallel, the launcher will be transferred to the Final Assembly Building – where it will be returned to a flight-ready condition.

Arianespace will set a new launch date as soon as possible and apologizes to its customers for this delay.

Arianespace Lancement VA239 - Interruption de la chronologie
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Ariane 5 August 29, 2017

Flight VA239: Arianespace to launch INTELSAT 37e and BSAT-4a on September 5, 2017, with Ariane 5

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