Flight 155 postponed

Ariane 5 with MSG on the launch pad
28 August 2002

Arianespace Flight 155 has been postponed 24 hours after exceeding the launch window tonight.

The countdown was stopped when a problem was detected in the computer dialogue between the control center and the launcher.

This difficulty was resolved, and a decision to restart the countdown was taken. By that time, the authorized launch window for the MSG-1 satellite had been exceeded and the decision was taken to postpone the launch.

The new launch date is set for Wednesday, 28 August at 7:30 p.m. local Kourou, French Guiana time.

Launch window:
The Ariane 5 launcher lift-off for Flight 155 is scheduled during the night of 28/29 August, 2002 as soon as possible within the following launch window :

Kourou time
Between 7:30 pm and 8:15 pm on 28 August, 2002
GMT Launch opportunity
from 10:30 pm to 11:15 pm on 28 August, 2002
Paris time
00:30 am to 01:15 am on 29 August, 2002

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