Ariane 5 • Syracuse 4B & Heinrich Hertz

Arianespace will use an Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA260, launched the Syracuse 4B and Heinrich Hertz communications satellites. Syracuse 4B, built by Airbus, will relay secure communications between French military aircraft, ground vehicles, and naval vessels, including submarines. The Heinrich Hertz satellite, built by OHB, will test new communications technologies on a mission funded by the German government. This will be the final launch of an Ariane 5 rocket. Delayed from February due to problems completing the Heinrich Hertz satellite. Moved forward from June 21. Delayed from June 16. Delayed from July 4 due to upper level winds.