Spaceflight Now: Mission Report


February 7, 2001 -- Follow the preparations and launch of the Sicral 1 and Skynet 4F military communications satellites aboard an Arianespace Ariane 4 rocket. Reload this page for the very latest on the mission.
Flight data file
Vehicle: Ariane 44L
Payload: Sicral 1 & Skynet 4F
Launch date: Feb. 7, 2001
Launch window: 2228-2328 GMT (5:28-6:28 p.m. EST)
Launch site: ELA-2, Kourou, French Guiana
Satellite broadcast: Telstar 5, Transponder 16, C-band

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

Ariane 44L - Overview of the rocket configuration for this launch.

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