Arianespace Launch VA249

Another great launch although I was holding my breath as it seemed to take a while for it to get going.

Arianespace is set to launch Intelsat 39 and EDRS-C; both are communications satellites.

Spaceport: Guiana Space Center (Kourou, French Guiana)

Launch Vehicles: Ariane 5 ECA

According to Arianespace the targeted geostationary orbit has a perigee altitude of 250 km an apogee altitude of 35,786 km with an inclination of 4.5 degrees.

Arianespace published the following time table noting launch will be as soon as possible after the opening of the launch window:

Between 3:30 p.m. and 5:51 p.m. Washington DC time

Between 4:30 p.m. and 6:51 p.m. Kourou, French Guiana time

Between 19:30 and 21:51: Universal Time (UTC)

Between 9:30 p.m. and 11:51p.m. Paris time