Spaceflight Now: Mission Report


September 14, 2000 -- Follow the preparations and launch of the Astra 2B and GE-7 communications satellites aboard the Ariane 506 rocket. Reload this page for the very latest on the mission.
Flight data file
Vehicle: Ariane 5
Payload: Astra 2B & GE-7
Launch date: Sept. 14, 2000
Launch window: 2254-2349 GMT (6:54-7:49 p.m. EDT)
Launch site: ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana

Pre-launch Briefing
Launch timeline - Chart with times and descriptions of the events to occur during launch.

Track - A map shows the typical orbital track an Ariane 5 follows to space.

Ariane directory - See our previous coverage of Ariane rocket launches.