Ariane 5 Scheduled to Launch Communications Satellites on Saturday Evening

The Ariane 5 for Arianespace’s Flight VA253 was equipped with a new vehicle equipment bay that enabled the launcher’s payload capacity to be increased. (Credit: Arianespace)

KOUROU, French Guiana (Arianespace PR) — The investigations on the ground equipment being completed and the anomaly having been identified and corrected, the new launch window for Ariane Flight VA255:

  • Between 09:01 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Washington, D.C. time, on October 23;
  • Between 10:01 p.m. and 00:30 a.m. Kourou time, on October 23;
  • Between 01:01 a.m. and 03:30 a.m. Universal time (UTC), on October 24;
  • Between 03:01 a.m. and 05:30 a.m. Paris time, October 24;
  • Between 10:01 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tokyo time, October 24.

The Ariane launch vehicle and spacecraft SES-17 and SYRACUSE 4A are in stable and safe conditions on the launch pad.