july, 2018

25jul11:24Ariane 5 (VA244) • Galileo FM-19-22

Event Details

Launch Date: July 25, 2018
Launch Window: 11:24:48 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ES/Galileo
Launch Operator: Arianespace
Launch Site: ELA-3, Guiana Space Center, French Guiana
Payload: Galileo FM-19 (Tara)
Galileo FM-20 (Samuel)
Galileo FM-21 (Anna)
Galileo FM-22 (Ellen)
Spacecraft Manufacturer: OHB Systems & SSTL
Satellite Operator: ESA


An Ariane 5 rocket, flying in its ES/Galileo configuration, will launch four Galileo satellites into orbit to join the Galileo Navigation Satellite System. This is the third Galileo quadruplet launch atop an Ariane 5 rocket in the continued effort to deploy the fully operational Galileo constellation for an in-service date of 2020. Flying with a modified EPS Second Stage, Ariane 5 will be tasked with directly delivering the satellites into their checkout orbit 22,900 Kilometers in altitude.


Mission Resources:

? Launch Vehicle Overview: Ariane 5 ES

? Payload Overview: Galileo Satellite & Constellation Overview

Countdown Timeline

Launch Weather

? Launch Site Schedule


(Wednesday) 11:24 UTC


ELA-3 Guiana Space Center

Centre Spatial Guyanais, Kourou 97387, Französisch-Guyana