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|