Follow the preparations and launch of the Arianespace Ariane 4 rocket carrying the Spot 5 Earth-imaging satellite. Reload this page for the very latest on the mission.
Flight data file
Vehicle: Ariane 42P
Payload: Spot 5
Launch date: May 3, 2002
Launch time: 9:31:46 p.m. EDT (0131:46 GMT on 4th)
Launch site: ELA-2, Kourou, French Guiana, South America