Ariane 5 VA233 Flight Profile (Galileo 15-18)

 

 

Time Event
T-0:00:38 Ignition Sequence Start
T-0:00:04 Handoff to Ariane 5
T-0 Vulcain 2 Main Engine Ignition
T+0:00:07.05 Command Booster Ignition
T+0:00:07.3 LIFTOFF
T+0:00:12.3 Pitch Maneuver
T+0:00:17.05 Roll Maneuver
T+0:00:32:05 Pitch & Roll Complete
T+0:00:4x Mach 1
T+0:01:0x Maximum Dynamic Pressure
T+0:02:19 EAP Solid Rocket Booster Separation
T+0:03:44 Payload Fairing Jettison
T+0:08:56 Main Engine Cutoff
T+0:09:01 EPC First Stage Separation
T+0:09:08 EPS – First Ignition
T+0:19:57 EPS – Aestus Shutdown
T+0:19:57 Coast Phase:
T+3:27:49 EPS – Second Ignition
T+3:34:07 EPS – Aestus Shutdown
T+3:35:44 Galileo 1 & 3 Satellite Separation
T+3:55:44 Galileo 2 & 4 Satellite Separation
T+4:08:28 EPS – Upper Stage Passivation
T+4:40:50 End of Mission

 

Launch Data

Launch Date: November 17, 2016
T-0 Time: 13:06:48 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ES
Launch Site: ELA-3, French Guiana

Payloads: Four Galileo Satellites
Payload Mass: 3,290kg
Mission Duration: 3hrs, 55min, 44sec

Galileo Insertion Orbit:

Altitude: 22,900 Kilometers (Circular)
Inclination: 54.57°
Galileo Plane: MEO-C

Payload Configuration - Image: ESA
Payload Configuration – Image: ESA
Launch Profile - Image: Arianespace
Launch Profile – Image: Arianespace