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Re: Ariane 5 VA240 - Galileo-FOC FM015, 16, 17&18 - Dec 12 2017
« Reply #60 on: 12/11/2017 04:48 PM »
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FRENCH GUIANA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS:
A. 1659Z TO 1906Z DAILY 12 THRU 21 DEC
IN AREA BOUND BY
10-05N 049-52W, 09-46N 049-24W,
08-48N 050-04W, 09-06N 050-32W.
B. 1659Z TO 1906Z DAILY 12 THRU 21 DEC
IN AREA BOUND BY
12-12N 048-29W, 11-48N 047-55W,
10-26N 048-53W, 10-49N 049-27W.
C. 1749Z TO 1906Z DAILY 12 THRU 21 DEC
IN AREA BOUND BY
05-20N 052-49W, 05-33N 052-42W,
05-27N 052-28W, 05-10N 052-38W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 212006Z DEC 17.//

Authority: FRENCH GUIANA 201328Z NOV 17.

Date: 080449Z DEC 17
Cancel: 21200600 Dec 17

EASTERN SOUTH PACIFIC.
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
1942Z TO 2136Z DAILY 12 THRU 21 DEC
IN AREA BOUND BY
00-53N 086-51W, 00-09S 085-11W,
14-58S 094-38W, 13-54S 096-19W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 212236Z DEC 17.//

Authority: FRENCH GUIANA 201328Z NOV 17.

Date: 080509Z DEC 17
Cancel: 21223600 Dec 17

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Re: Ariane 5 VA240 - Galileo-FOC FM015, 16, 17&18 - Dec 12 2017
« Reply #61 on: 12/11/2017 09:47 PM »
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#Galileo launch update from Kourou: Weather forecast for tomorrow's launch is GREEN
Launch scheduled for 12 December 18:36 UTC/19:36 CET
Watch LIVE: http://m.esa.int/Our_Activities/Navigation/Watch_the_launch_of_Galileos_19_22

https://twitter.com/esa/status/940328593313419264

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December 11, 2017 

Ariane 5 moves to the launch zone for Arianespace’s mission with four Galileo satellites

Arianespace’s Ariane 5 for Flight VA240 nears the completion of its rollout to the Spaceport’s ELA-3 launch zone for tomorrow’s afternoon liftoff with four Galileo satellites.

The next four spacecraft to join Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system are one step closer to launch following the rollout of their Ariane 5 at the Spaceport in French Guiana.

With today’s transfer from the Spaceport’s Final Assembly Building to the ELA-3 launch zone, Arianespace’s year-ending mission of 2017 can now enter its final countdown for liftoff tomorrow afternoon.

Designated Flight VA240 in Arianespace’s launcher family numbering system, the December 12 launch will deploy its Galileo spacecraft cluster into medium Earth orbit (MEO) at the completion of a mission lasting 3 hours, 55 minutes.

During the trajectory, Ariane 5’s storable propellant upper stage will perform two burns, which are to be separated by a 3-hour, 8-minute ballistic phase.

The satellites have a liftoff mass of approximately 715 kg. each, with Ariane 5’s overall payload lift performance on Flight VA240 set at 3,282 kg.

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Countdown has started for our launch, first meteo check is green so far, showers in the area #VA240 #Galileo

https://twitter.com/DutchSpace/status/940534805464313856

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Weather for today's #Ariane5 launch is green. Lightning criteria nevertheless remain under monitoring (moderate risk). Liftoff set for 18:36 GMT/19:36 CET. Watch LIVE: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Navigation/Watch_the_launch_of_Galileos_19_22

https://twitter.com/esa/status/940560336758956032


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Weather is green for EPC filling #Ariane5 #VA240 #Galileo

https://twitter.com/DutchSpace/status/940577923739848706

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So far so good, board is green, EPC being filled #VA240 #Galileo

https://twitter.com/DutchSpace/status/940589088482131973

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This is the first Ariane 5 bearing the new Arianespace logo.

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EPC filling done, some rain still in the area, so far all ok #VA240 #Galileo

https://twitter.com/DutchSpace/status/940634926071894017


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And we're live!

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Green at T-12 mins

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Rain on the camera.

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Was that ELA-4, the construction site of the new Ariane 6 launch complex, in the foreground of the drone camera view?
« Last Edit: 12/12/2017 05:55 PM by zubenelgenubi »
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T-120 seconds.

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