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Ariane 5 Mission VA233

Europe’s Ariane 5 rocket is set to rumble off from South America on Thursday to carry into orbit the first quadruplet of Galileo Navigation Satellites, expanding the constellation to enter initial operational services.

Ariane 5 is set for liftoff at precisely 13:06:48 UTC on Thursday, embarking on a three-hour and 56-minute climb into an orbit nearly 23,000 Kilometers in altitude, sending the four 700-Kilogram satellites off in pairs.

Launch: November 17, 2016 Launch Updates
Launch Time: 13:06:48 UTC Galileo Spacecraft
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ES Ariane Launch Vehicle
Launch Site: ELA-3, Guiana Space Center Countdown Timeline
Ascent Duration: 3 Hours & 56 Minutes Flight Profile
Payload: 4 Galileo Satellites
Target Orbit: 22,925km, 54.57°
Payload Mass: 3,290kg

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