Arianespace’s fourth Ariane 5 for liftoff in 2015 moved out to the launch zone in French Guiana, clearing the way for tomorrow’s mission to geostationary transfer orbit for two customers: Eutelsat and Intelsat.
This rollout from the Spaceport’s Final Assembly Building marks one of the final milestones in preparations for Flight VA225, which is the seventh mission to be conducted by Arianespace at French Guiana so far this year.
Launch window timings, subject to the usual weather or technical restrictions, are 23.10-23.56 CET (22.10-23.56 GMT).
With an overall duration of just under 42 minutes from the South American liftoff to the release of Eutelsat 8 West B and Intelsat 34, Flight VA225 will be carrying a total payload estimated at 9,922 kg. – including the two satellites’ liftoff mass, along with hardware for Ariane 5’s dual payload deployment system.