LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Tue Oct 19 1999
Arianespace

Orion 2

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

October 19, 1999 at 2:22 AM EDT

(October 19, 1999 at 6:22 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

October 19, 1999 at 2:22 AM EDT

(October 19, 1999 at 6:22 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

October 19, 1999 at 2:22 AM EDT

(October 19, 1999 at 6:22 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Communications
    • Built by Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), Orion 2 features 36 high-powered Ku-band transponders. It was launched into the orbital slot located at 15 degrees west longitude, where in-orbit testing will be conducted. Loral was in negotiations with Eutelsat, also a satellite services provider, to complete coordination of the Orion 2 satellite with the Eutelsat spacecraft in the region.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Kourou, French Guiana

    Pad

    Ariane Launch Area 2