- Press Release
- Jan 31, 2023
Ariane-4, Flight-144, September 21: It’s a “go” for launch!
The launch of Flight 144 with Eutelsat’s Atlantic BirdTM 2 satellite is on
track for the evening of September 25 following today’s successful launch
Held at the Spaceport in French Guiana, the review evaluated the launch
readiness of the Ariane 4 vehicle and its Atlantic BirdTM 2 payload, as well
as the status of the Spaceport and the downrange tracking stations.
The launch readiness review’s successful completion clears the way for the
startup of Ariane 4 fueling in the morning hours on Monday, September 24.
Liftoff of Flight 144 is set for the following day during a 57-minute launch
window that opens at 7:32 p.m. local time.
Atlantic BirdTM 2 will be the 15th Eutelsat satellite launched by an Ariane
Flight 144 uses an Ariane 44P version of the Ariane 4 family, which is
equipped with four solid propellant strap-on boosters. The mission will be
the 15th – and final – flight of an Ariane 44P in the Ariane 4 family’s