During separate activities on the same day, Flight VA209’s Ariane 5 was transferred from the Launcher Integration Building – where its basic assembly was performed – to the Final Assembly Building for installation of this mission’s two commercial relay satellites; while the vehicle for Flight VA210 was brought into the Spaceport after arriving by ship at nearby Pariacabo Port, completing a trans-Atlantic trip from Europe.
Arianespace’s next launch in the company’s busy manifest will be Flight VA210, scheduled for early November from French Guiana with an Ariane 5 to loft the Star One C3 and W6A telecommunications satellites. The vehicle for this mission is now undergoing assembly in the Spaceport’s Ariane 5 Launcher Integration Building, where its cryogenic core stage has been mated with the vehicle’s two solid propellant boosters.
The launch window for Arianespace’s VA210 mission – now scheduled for Saturday, November 10 – opens at 6:05 p.m. (French Guiana time)http://www.arianespace.com/news-press-release/2012/11-9-2012-VA210-launch-postponed-24h.asp
Is this going to be another beautiful sunset launch, or is it too late for that?