Follow the countdown and launch of the Lockheed Martin Atlas 2A rocket with NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-I. Reload this page for the very latest on the mission. Use our text only page for faster downloads.
Flight data file
Vehicle: Atlas 2A (AC-143)
Payload: TDRS-I
Launch date: March 8, 2002
Launch window: 5:39-6:19 p.m. EST (2239-2319 GMT
Launch site: SLC-36A, Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla.
Satellite broadcast: GE-2, Trans. 9, C-band

Pre-launch briefing
Launch timeline - Chart with times and descriptions of events to occur during the launch.

Ground track - See the trajectory the rocket will follow during its flight.

Launch windows - Available windows for possible future launch dates of TDRS-I.

Atlas 2A vehicle data - Overview of the rocket to be used in this launch.

TDRS-I - Description of this NASA tracking and data relay satellite.

Atlas index - A directory of our previous Atlas launch coverage.