LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Tue Sep 25 2001
Arianespace

Atlantic Bird 2

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

September 25, 2001 at 7:21 PM EDT

(September 25, 2001 at 11:21 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

September 25, 2001 at 7:21 PM EDT

(September 25, 2001 at 11:21 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

September 25, 2001 at 7:21 PM EDT

(September 25, 2001 at 11:21 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Communications
    • Alcatel Space has built Atlantic Bird 2 (26 channels in Ku Band for this Spacebus 3000 B2 Satellite) for Eutelsat. By meeting a rapid delivery schedule (16 month on ground delivery), which is made possible by an advanced production policy for the Spacebus-3000B2 platform, Alcatel Space has enabled Eutelsat to meet crucial back-up service requirements while expanding digital and multimedia services. In addition to the on-ground delivery of Atlantic Bird 2, Alcatel Space's prime contract with Eutelsat provides for the satellite's launch campaign, as well support for its operations and mission analysis.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Kourou, French Guiana

    Pad

    Ariane Launch Area 2