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Weather delays Sentinel-1B mission again

Arianespace VS14 Soyuz STA rocket with Sentinel 1B mission is rolled out in preparation for a Apr. 22, 2016 launch. Photo Credit: Jeremy Beck / SpaceFlight Insider

Photo Credit: Jeremy Beck / SpaceFlight Insider

KOUROU, French Guiana — Weather conditions dipped into the red again in the jungles of Kourou, French Guiana, causing another slip of the Sentinel-1B mission. Liftoff had been slated for 6:02:13 GFT (5:02:13 p.m. EDT). This has now been pushed back an additional 24 hours due, yet again, to the weather.

Arianespace again did not begin fueling of the Soyuz-STA launch vehicle and has placed both the rocket and its precious cargo in a safe standby mode.

Tune into SpaceFlight Insider’s Mission Monitor for images from the launch site and for live coverage provided by the European Space Agency.


Jason Rhian spent several years honing his skills with internships at NASA, the National Space Society and other organizations. He has provided content for outlets such as: Aviation Week & Space Technology,, The Mars Society and Universe Today.

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