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“Anomaly” forces Arianespace to delay satellite launch

Ariane 5 on the launch pad. Credit: Arianespace

Arianespace has delayed the launch of two satellites originally scheduled for tomorrow.

The company said early Tuesday that an “anomaly” took place prior to the Ariane 5’s rollout to the launch pad.

The unspecified anomaly involved a fluid connector between the vehicle’s upper stage and the launch table.

Arianespace said it will announce a new launch date for the mission, carrying the EchoStar 18 and BRIsat commuincations satellites, “very soon.” [Arianespace]


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