BY SPACEFLIGHT NOW WRITERS
March 8, 2001 -- Follow the preparations and launch of the Arianespace Ariane 509 rocket carrying the Eurobird and BSAT-2a communications satellites. Reload this page for the very latest on the mission.
Flight data file
Vehicle: Ariane 509
Payload: Eurobird & BSAT-2a
Launch date: March 8, 2001
Launch window: 2251-2347 GMT (5:51-6:47 p.m. EST)
Launch site: ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana