The launch of the European rocket Ariane 5, which was scheduled for July 28, was postponed until July 31, “so that additional technical inspections can be carried out”, announced today a French company Arianespace.
The rocket will transport three communications satellites from the operators Intelsat and B-SAT into space, remaining as the launch site for Kourou, in French Guinaa, and at 6:30 pm (9:30 pm in Lisbon).
“The Ariane 5 and the three satellites on board are in a stabilized configuration and in total security”, guaranteed the company Arianspace.
This will be the third Ariane 5 operation in 2020, although the launch of the Vega rocket, a smaller version of the Ariane, was also postponed earlier this month due to unfavorable weather conditions.
According to the company Arianspace, the launch of Vega was scheduled for August 17.