Press Release

Ariane Flight V167 Postponed

By SpaceRef Editor
November 12, 2005
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Ariane Flight V167 Postponed

The launch of Arianespace’s heavy-lift Ariane 5 ECA is postponed

A problem encountered during final preparations of the Ariane 5 ECA launcher has resulted in a postponement of the dual-satellite mission scheduled for this evening.

A new date will be announced in the next few hours.

The heavy-lift Ariane 5 ECA and its payload of Spaceway 2 for DIRECT TV and Telkom 2 for PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia remain in a safe stand-by mode at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.

This upcoming flight will demonstrate the Ariane 5 ECA’s lift capability, as the combined mass of Spaceway 2 and Telkom 2 totals more than 8,000 kg.

SpaceRef staff editor.