Spaceflight Now: Mission Report


September 6, 2000 -- Follow the preparations and launch of the Eutelsat W1 communications satellite aboard an Arianespace Ariane 4 rocket. Reload this page for the very latest on the mission.
Flight data file
Vehicle: Ariane 44P
Payload: Eutelsat's W1
Launch date: Sept. 6, 2000
Launch window: 2233-2347 GMT (6:33-7:47 p.m. EDT)
Launch site: ELA-2, Kourou, French Guiana

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

Ariane 44P - Overview of the rocket to launch Eutelsat W1.

The W1 satellite - Overview of Eutelsat's newest communications spacecraft.

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