Follow the preparations and launch of the DirecTV-4S communications satellite aboard an Arianespace Ariane 4 rocket. Reload this page for the very latest on the mission.
Flight data file
Vehicle: Ariane 44LP
Payload: DirecTV-4S
Launch date: Nov. 26, 2001
Launch window: 7:35-8:13 p.m. EST (0035-0113 GMT on 27th)
Launch site: ELA-2, Kourou, French Guiana
Satellite broadcast: Telstar 4, Transponder 11, C-band