Follow the preparations and launch of the Arianespace Ariane 4 rocket carrying the NSS-7 communications satellite. Reload this page for the very latest on the mission.
Flight data file
Vehicle: Ariane 44L
Payload: NSS-7
Launch date: April 16, 2002
Launch window: 6:53-8:14 p.m. EST (2253-0014 GMT)
Launch site: ELA-2, Kourou, French Guiana, South America
Satellite broadcast: GE-2, Transponder 11, C-band