Ariane 5 Mission VA240
Europe's Ariane 5 rocket is set to rumble off from South America on Tuesday to carry into orbit the next four Galileo Navigation Satellites, expanding the constellation toward fully operational services.
Ariane 5 is set for liftoff at precisely 18:36:07 UTC, embarking on a three-hour and 56-minute climb into an orbit nearly 23,000 Kilometers in altitude, sending the four 715-Kilogram satellites off in pairs into Plane A of the growing Galileo Constellation.
|Launch: December 12, 2017||Launch Updates|
|Launch Time: 18:36:07 UTC||Galileo Spacecraft|
|Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ES/Galileo||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: 22,920km, 57.00°|
|Payload Mass: 3,285kg|