Status Report

Arianespace Intelsat 11/Optus D2 launch Liftoff set for Friday, October 5

By SpaceRef Editor
October 3, 2007
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Evry, October 3, 2007. On the strength of checks performed during the last few days, both Arianespace’s customers stated that their satellites were ready for launch.

Arianespace has decided to restart the countdown for its launch of the Intelsat 11 and Optus D2 satellites.

Liftoff of the Ariane 5 GS launcher is now set for Friday evening, October 5, as early as possible during the following launch window:

6:28 p.m. to 7:13 p.m., local time in Kourou, French Guiana

5:28 p.m. to 6:13 p.m., Washington, D.C.

21:28 to 22:13 GMT

11:28 p.m. to 00:13 a.m., October 5 to 6, Paris

7:28 a.m. to 8 :13 a.m., October 6, Sydney

SpaceRef staff editor.