BY JUSTIN RAY
June 19, 2001 -- Follow the countdown and launch of the ICO global mobile communications satellite aboard a Lockheed Martin Atlas 2AS rocket. Reload this page for the very latest on the mission.
Flight data file
Vehicle: Atlas 2AS (AC-156)
Payload: ICO F-2
Launch date: June 19, 2001
Launch window: 12:41-2:41 a.m. EDT (0441-0641 GMT)
Launch site: SLC-36B, Cape Canaveral, Fla.
Satellite broadcast: Telstar 5, Trans. 23, C-band
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.
Atlas 2AS vehicle data - Overview of the rocket that will launch the classified NRO payload.
ICO - Description of the satellite to be launched on AC-156.
Launch windows - Listing of the available times to launch in coming days.
Restricted zone - Map outlining the Launch Hazard Area where mariners should remain clear for the liftoff.
Atlas index - A directory of our previous Atlas launch coverage.
The mission poster for AC-156. Photo: ILS