Evry, January 13, 2005 – The Launcher System Rehearsal for the Ariane 5 ECA heavy launcher took place on Wednesday, January 12, as scheduled.

This operation was a rehearsal for the entire launch countdown, including tests of all launcher equipment and ground facilities.

The measurements collected during the rehearsal are now being analyzed.

At the same time, launch operations are continuing at the Guiana Space Center, leading up to the launch planned for Friday, February 11, 2005.