#MTGI1 is ready to rock and roll... roll-out to the launch pad! New images from French Guiana show the #Ariane5 rocket waiting to be rolled out. This is one of the last steps before liftoff tomorrow evening 🛰️🚀(Credits: @esa - M. Pédoussaut) #VA259
🚀 It's #LAUNCH day for @Ariane5 #VA259, taking @eumetsat #MTGI1 into space!📺 Watch live on #ESAwebTV from 18:40 GMT/19:40 CET 👉 esawebtv.esa.int🚀 Liftoff scheduled for 20:30 GMT/21:30 CET👉 https://www.esa.int/Applications/Observing_the_Earth/Meteorological_missions/meteosat_third_generation/Watch_live_launch_of_Meteosat_Third_Generation_Imager-1
Liftoff for our flight #VA259 is planned for today, as early as possible within the following launch window:📍 03:30 p.m. - 05:16 p.m. Washington, D.C. time,📍 05:30 p.m. - 07:16 p.m. Kourou time,📍 08:30 p.m. - 10:16 p.m. UTC📍 09:30 p.m. - 11:16 p.m. Paris time.
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🎥 Check out this cool animation giving a preview of the full launch sequence for the first @eumetsat Meteosat Third Generation Imager #MTGI1 satellite on an @ariane5 from @EuropeSpacePort in Kourou, French Guiana 👉 esa.int/ESA_Multimedia…