LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Failure
Wed Dec 11 2002
Arianespace

Hot Bird 7 & Stentor

Launch Failure
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

December 11, 2002 at 5:21 PM EST

(December 11, 2002 at 10:21 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

December 11, 2002 at 5:21 PM EST

(December 11, 2002 at 10:21 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

December 11, 2002 at 5:21 PM EST

(December 11, 2002 at 10:21 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Communications
    • Hot Bird 7 was a French communications satellite for direct to home broadcasting services from geostationary orbit at a longitude of 13 degrees East. Stentor is an experimental programme to validate technologies to be integrated into the next generation of telecommunications spacecraft.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Kourou, French Guiana

    Pad

    Ariane Launch Area 3