Ariane 5 Flight VA216 is postponed for additional payload checks
Ariane Flight VA216
Arianespace has postponed its upcoming Ariane 5 mission after learning one of the two satellite passengers – HISPASAT’s Amazonas 4A – requires additional verifications. Amazonas 4A is to be joined on the flight by SES’ ASTRA 5B.
A new launch date will be announced by Arianespace as soon as possible.
Satellite Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications
Next up in the Arianespace flight manifest is its December 20 launch of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Gaia star-mapper, which will be lofted from the Spaceport in French Guiana using a Soyuz vehicle.
Built by Astrium, this scientific satellite will collect a massive amount of data over its planned five-year mission – providing enough information to answer questions related to the origin, structure and evolutionary history of the galaxy.
Source : Arianespace
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