Author Topic: Ariane VA210 - Star One C3 & Eutelsat21B/W6A November 10, 2012 (2105UTC)  (Read 36399 times)

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Arianespace Flight VA210: Ariane 5 ECA – EUTELSAT 21B – STAR ONE C3; Launch postponed by 24 hours
 
Kourou, November 9, 2012
 
CNES informed Arianespace that the weather conditions are unfavorable over the Guiana Space Center in Kourou. Arianespace has decided to postpone Flight 210 by 24 hours. Flight 210 will place into geostationary transfer orbit the EUTELSAT 21B and STAR ONE C3 telecommunication satellites.

http://www.arianespace.com/news-press-release/2012/11-9-2012-VA210-launch-postponed-24h.asp

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There we go. Thanks!

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High-altitude wind conditions delay Ariane 5's dual-passenger launch
 
November 9, 2012 – Ariane Flight VA210

 Arianespace’s heavy-lift Ariane 5 launch with the EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3 telecommunications satellites has been postponed 24 hours due to unfavorable weather conditions in French Guiana.
 
High-altitude winds over the Spaceport’s launch site exceeded the limits that are part of safety conditions for every Ariane 5 mission, leading to the postponement decision.
 
The Ariane 5 and its two satellite passengers are in a “safe” mode at the Spaceport’s ELA-3 launch zone, ready for a resumption of the final countdown. 

This flight’s launch window remains the same for tomorrow, opening at 6:05 p.m. local time in French Guiana and continuing to 7:51 p.m.

http://www.arianespace.com/news-mission-update/2012/976.asp

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In the meantime, let's enjoy this large collection of pre-launch processing photos!  ;D (there are also photos from the last few launches in the same account)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pkpro/sets/72157631799506712/
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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

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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

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Meteo is foreseen to be green at time of lift-off.

Cryogenic tanks filling is ongoing.
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Final countdown for Arianespace's Flight VA210

November 10, 2012 – Ariane Flight VA210

 The final countdown is underway for Arianespace’s sixth Ariane 5 launch of 2012, which will carry the EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3 telecommunications satellites into geostationary transfer orbit.
 
This mission is to be performed from the ELA-3 launch complex at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, deploying the two passengers during a flight of 33 minutes.
 
Total payload lift performance for the heavy-lift mission is approximately 9,215 kg., which includes 8,250 kg for the two passengers to be released into geostationary transfer orbit, along with the launcher’s dual-payload dispenser system and integration hardware. 

Arianespace’s previous Ariane 5 missions during 2012 lofted the ASTRA 2F and GSAT-10 relay platforms on September 28; the Intelsat 20 and HYLAS 2 telecom satellites on August 2; a mixed telecommunications/meteorological payload of EchoStar XVII and MSG-3 on July 5; the JCSAT-13 and VINASAT-2 telecommunications spacecraft on May 15; and Europe’s third Automated Transfer Vehicle for servicing of the International Space Station on March 23.

http://www.arianespace.com/news-mission-update/2012/977-countdown.asp
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From Arianespace Twitter:

Ariane 5 fueling is underway for today's Arianespace Flight #VA210 from the Spaceport in French Guiana. #ariane5

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Ariane 5 flight VA210 on the launchpad

Ahead of its launch on 9 November 2012, Ariane 5 flight VA210 fully rolled out to the launchpad at CSG, Kourou, French Guiana. VA210 will carry two satellites into orbit, Eutelsat 21B and Star One C3, and will make 52 successful launches in a row for Ariane 5.

Credits: ESA/CNES/Arianespace/Optique Video du CSG

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Is this going to be another beautiful sunset launch, or is it too late for that?

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Is this going to be another beautiful sunset launch, or is it too late for that?

Roughly 5 minutes before sunset if they go at the top of the window.
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