In light of the improvement in the weather conditions over the Guiana Space Center, Arianespace has decided to restart the countdown for Ariane Flight VA221.

This mission will place two satellites into orbit: DirecTV-14 and GSAT-16.

Lift-off of the Ariane 5 ECA launcher is now set for the night of Saturday, December 6, as early as possible in the launch window from 20:40 to 21:49 GMT (17:40 to 18:49, local time in Kourou, French Guiana).