Arianespace resumes launch campaign preparations; announces new launch date for VA236

Arianespace has resumed operations for its upcoming three launches: VA236 and VA237 with Ariane 5, and VS17 with Soyuz. The new launch date for VA236 is set on May 4, 2017, as early as possible within the following launch window:

  • 4:31 to 7:19 pm, in Washington DC

  • 5:31 to 8:19 pm, local time in Kourou, French Guiana

  • 5:31 to 8:19 pm, in Brasilia, Brazil,

  • 20:31 to 23:19, UTC

  • 10:31 pm to 1:19 am, in Paris, France, during the night of May 4 to 5

  • 5:31 to 8:19 am, in Seoul, South Korea, on May 5.

VA236 will use an Ariane 5 ECA to orbit two satellites: SGDC for the company VISIONA Tecnologia Espacial S.A. on behalf of the Brazilian operator Telebras S.A., and KOREASAT-7 for the South Korean operator ktsat.


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