LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Thu Mar 08 2001
Arianespace

Eutelsat 28A & BSAT-2a

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

March 8, 2001 at 5:51 PM EST

(March 8, 2001 at 10:51 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

March 8, 2001 at 5:51 PM EST

(March 8, 2001 at 10:51 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

March 8, 2001 at 5:51 PM EST

(March 8, 2001 at 10:51 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Communications
    • Eutelsat 28A is a commercial communications satellite used for digital television, covering Europe and NW Africa. BSAT-2a is a geostationary, commercial communications satellite used for direct television broadcasting across Japan.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Kourou, French Guiana

    Pad

    Ariane Launch Area 3