Arianespace Soyuz with CSO-1: 24-hour delay due to weather conditions


Due to unfavorable high-altitude wind conditions above the Guiana Space Center, Arianespace’s VS20 mission – initially scheduled for today, December 18 – has been postponed by 24 hours. The Soyuz launch vehicle and its CSO-1 spacecraft payload are in a stable and safe condition. The new targeted launch date is December 19 at exactly:

  • 11:37:14 a.m., in Washington, D.C.

  • 13:37:14 p.m., in Kourou, French Guiana

  • 16:37:14, Universal Time (UTC)

  • 17:37:14 p.m., in Paris

  • 19:37:14 p.m., in Moscou

  • 01:37:14 a.m., in Tokyo on December 20, 2018


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