Follow the preparations and launch of the Atlantic Bird 2 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: Atlantic Bird 2
Launch date: Sept. 25, 2001
Launch window: 2232-2329 GMT (6:32-7:29 p.m. EDT)
Launch site: ELA-2, Kourou, French Guiana
Satellite broadcast: Telstar 4, Transponder 6, C-band