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Arianespace Postpones Launch of Ariane 5 ECA Mission

By Caleb Henry | January 7, 2014
      Ariane 5 ECA Delay

      Ariane 5 rocket Photo: ESA

      [Via Satellite 1-07-2014] Arianespace has delayed the launch of the ABS 2 and Athena-Fidus communications satellites. The company cited the need to change-out unspecified equipment on the VA217 Ariane 5 ECA launcher. The original mission was scheduled for Jan. 23, 2014.

      A new date for the mission will be announced very soon.