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Arianespace Flight VA201: Interruption Of The Countdown

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by Staff Writers
Kourou, French Guiana (SPX) Apr 01, 2011
In the last seconds of Ariane Flight VA201's launch countdown as the Vulcain cryogenic main stage engine was being ignited, the checkout process detected an anomaly on the launcher, interrupting the final countdown.

The Ariane 5 launcher and payload immediately switched to a safe mode.

Data analysis is underway to determine the cause of the anomaly, and in parallel, the launcher will be transferred to the Final Assembly Building - where it will be returned to a flight-ready condition.

Arianespace will set a new launch date as soon as possible.



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Kourou, French Guiana (SPX) Mar 31, 2011
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