Postponed rocket to launch tonight

The Ariane 5 rocket holding the Arabsat 5A multimedia communications satellite and the South Korean COMS Earth Observation and Communications testbed satellite that was meant to launch last night is set to go tonight.

ESA’s twitter account says the satellite could launch at any time between 23:41 and 00:45 BST tonight, but the live launch webcast from Arianespace, the ESA spaceport from where the satellites will fly, puts the opening of the launch window at around 22:21 at present, so just have that open on your desktop somewhere and check for updates as countdowns do often have scheduled stops.


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