Ariane flight V195 postponed
By Robert Briel
Published: June 23, 2010 22.40 Europe/London

The Ariane launch V195 has been postponed, according to an announcement by Arianespace. Last nightís dual-payload Ariane 5 mission was carrying the Arabsat-5A and COMS satellites, and the heavy-lift Ariane 5 ECA and its two payloads remain in a safe mode on the Spaceportís launch pad in French Guiana.

Arianespace said in an announcement that a launcher subsystem anomaly occurred during the final countdown. An investigation has been initiated to identify the anomalyís cause.

A new launch date will be announced as soon as possible.