Launch Readiness Review completed
26 September 2003Kourou Spaceport, French Guiana
Yesterday, Thursday 25 September, the launch readiness review for the launch V162 was held at the European Spaceport in Kourou.
In the presence of Jean-Yves Le Gall (Director General of Arianespace), the launch vehicle, its payload (all three satellites INSAT 3E, E-BIRD, and SMART-1) and the ground infrastructure were all declared ready for a launch on September 27 with a launch window opening at 23:02 UT.
Today at 10:15 Kourou local time (13:15 UT) the Ariane 5 launch vehicle will roll out to the launch pad where tomorrow, on the day of the launch, the hydrogen/oxygen loading will be perfomed.
Launch Campaign Team