EchoStar-18’s launch has once again been delayed after Arianespace discovered an anomaly which occurred on the giant Ariane 5 ECA launch rocket’s umbilical connection. The launch has been postponed 24-hours. This is the second delay, and follows on from a delay announced on June 8th.
The plan is to now launch the satellite on June 17th.
The launch window for Ariane’s Launch VA230 extends for some 70 minutes, from:
5:30 p.m. to 6:40 p.m., local time in French Guiana,
4:30 p.m. to 5:40 p.m., in Washington, D.C,
20:30 to 21:40, UTC,
10:30 p.m. to 11:40 p.m., in Paris, France.