VA201 – Launch Aborted (From T-4 Mins)


The scheduled Ariane 5 Rocket launch was aborted dramaticly today when the solid rocket boosters failed to ignite. The exact cause is not known at this time however the rocket will be pulled back into the assembly building for testing before a second launch attempt. This flight (V-201) was due to launch two satellites, Yahsat 1A and Intelsat New Dawn from the French spaceport in Kourou in French Guiana.

Source: Arianespace



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