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Ariane 5 scrubs launch of Mission Extension Vehicle, two communications satellites to orbit


Ariane 5 scrubs launch of Mission Extension Vehicle, two communications satellites to orbit An Ariane 5 rocket, operated by European Launch Service provider ArianeSpace, scrubbed ahead of its 109th scheduled flight, designated VA253. The heavy lift rocket was scheduled to launch from pad Ensemble de Lancement Ariane 3 (ELA-3) at Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, at 21:30 UTC (17:30 EDT) on 31 July 2020. However, a hold was called – related to the Ground Support Equipment (GSE) under two minutes to launch. Efforts to return to the countdown within the launch window were unsuccessful, resulting in a scrub. A second attempt is planned on Saturday.   More



(Source: NASASpaceFlight.com - Aug 1)

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