LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Thu Aug 30 2001
Arianespace

INTELSAT 902

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

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(6:46 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

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(6:46 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

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(6:46 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

Rocket Details

Name:

Ariane 44L

Description:

The Ariane 4 was an expendable space launch system, developed by the Centre national d'études spatiales (CNES), the French space agency, for the European Space Agency (ESA). It was manufactured by ArianeGroup and marketed by Arianespace. Since its first flight on 15 June 1988 until the final flight on 15 February 2003, it attained 113 successful launches out of 116 total launches.

Ariane 44L rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type: Communications
  • Intelsat 902 (IS-902) was the second of 9 new Intelsat satellites launched in August 2001 at 62°E. It will provide telecommunications and television broadcast to Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, the Far East and Australia through its 44 C band and 12 Ku band transponders.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Kourou, French Guiana

Pad

Ariane Launch Area 2