27 September 2003European Spaceport, Kourou, French Guiana
Lift-off. Flight V162 has succesfully cleared the launch pad and SMART-1 is on its way.
Countdown resumed. Seven minutes on the clock.
With seven minutes left till the arrival of the launch window, a delay is announced.
SMART-1 and its launcher are still on track for lift-off tonight at 23:02 UT / 01:02 CEST.
The Ariane 5 launcher left the final assembly building yesterday as it rolled out to the launch pad where it now firmly stands, awaiting the arrival of the 19-minute-long launch window.