EGNOS launch : go-ahead given for Ariane 5 mission with EGNOS GEO2 payload !!! (© Arianespace) Arna fhoilsiú an : 20/03/2014
All is in the green for planned launch of EGNOS tomorrow Friday March 21st: Arianespace’s second Ariane 5 flight of 2014 has been approved for its March 21 liftoff following today’s successful launch readiness review, which was performed at the Spaceport in French Guiana.
The review is held prior to each Ariane 5 mission, ensuring that the heavy-lift vehicle and its payload are flight-ready, along with the Spaceport's infrastructure and the network of downrange tracking stations.
With today's "green light," Ariane 5 is now cleared for its March 20 rollout from the Final Assembly Building to the ELA-3 launch zone – where it will be readied for liftoff on Friday during a launch window opening at 7:05 p.m. local time in French Guiana.
The payload lift performance for Arianespace's latest Ariane 5 mission is more than 9,575 kg [..]