Author Topic: Ariane 5 VA244 - Galileo-FOC FM019, 20, 21&22 - 25 July 2018  (Read 29862 times)

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Getting this article on now so it doesn't get swallowed up by the Falcon 9 launch article:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/07/ariane-5-es-bow-out-launch-galileo-quadruplets/
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Anyone seen a better webcast link than the ESA page?
https://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Navigation/Galileo/Watch_the_launch_of_Galileos_23_26


CNES option thanks to @_elbertina
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Galileo's Ariane 5 at ZL3 launch site

Flight VA244's Ariane 5 with Galileo satellites 23–26 aboard has been moved from the BAF Final Assembly Building to the ZL3 launch site ahead of its launch on Wednesday 25 July 2018.

Credits: ESA/CNES/Arianespace/Optique Video du CSG - P Baudon

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Under one hour to launch now.
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Anyone seen a better webcast link than the ESA page?
https://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Navigation/Galileo/Watch_the_launch_of_Galileos_23_26


CNES option thanks to @_elbertina


The Arianespace page? http://www.arianespace.com/mission/ariane-flight-va244/
(webcast should automatically appear later)
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Arianespace webcast is now available to watch.
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All nominal at the launch site for today’s #Ariane5 launch with 4 #Galileo satellites. Weather status: all green. Liftoff at 13:25 CEST (11:25 GMT)

Watch live from 13:00 CEST (11:00 GMT) esa.int/live

https://twitter.com/esa/status/1022072157654974464
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Webcast is live on ESA's website; Arianespace is apparently NOT hosting it.
« Last Edit: 07/25/2018 11:12 am by ZachS09 »
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Was taken at the 18-minute mark.
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Weather is GREEN, no issues being reported.
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T-15 minutes.
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Completely green board.
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Today's launch will complete the Galileo constellation at a total of 26 sats.
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T-10 minutes.

Launch continues to be scheduled for 11:25:08.3 UTC (8:25:08.3 AM local), which is 7.3 seconds after H0: the time of main engine start.
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Currently showing overhead views of the Guiana Space Centre using a drone.
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T-7 minutes. Synchronized Sequence has just started, as reported by the DDO.
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Nice updated view of the Ariane 6 launch site!
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Under 6 minutes to launch. No last-minute issues have arisen yet.
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T-5 minutes.

According to a recent tweet from Arianespace, not only will this be the last Ariane 5ES model to be launched, but the medium-sized fairing will be retired and this will be the last time four Galileo satellites are launched at once.
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T-4 minutes. First and second stages should be pressurizing to flight level.
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