EGNOS launch in Kourou delayed by 24 hours because of adverse weather Pubblicato il: 21/03/2014
The countdown of Flight VA216 has been delayed 24 hours, for a liftoff on Saturday, March 22 at 19h04 local time (22h04 UTC, 2304 local Belgian time) during a launch window of 58 minutes.
No "parade walk" for Ariane 5 with EGNOS tonight, as the meteorological conditions at the Spaceport in French Guiana on March 20, 2014 did not allow the authorization of Flight VA216’s launcher transfer from the Final Assembly Building to the launch zone. (picture © Arianespace)
The GEO-2 satellite part of the EGNOS constellation is a payload of the SES ASTRA 5B satellite. It was planned to be launched tonight, March 21st, but has been delayed because of weather conditions.
The launch will be broadcasted live on Arianespace's website, via the following links :