Status Report

Ariane Flight 142: Lower than expected orbit for Flight 142 mission

By SpaceRef Editor
July 13, 2001
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The first data analysis from the Ariane 510 launcher (flight 142) indicates that the
targeted orbit for the ARTEMIS and BSAT-2 B satellites was not reached.

Both satellites have been separated on an orbit of 17 528 km apogee, 592 km perigee
and 2,9 degrees inclination for a targeted orbit of 35 853 km apogee, 858 km perigee
and 2 degrees inclination.

The analysis of the flight data have already started.

A press conference is scheduled Friday, July 13 at 10:00 am Kourou Time (13:00 U.T,
03:00 pm Paris Time, 09:00 a.m Washington time, and 10:00 p.m Tokyo time).

SpaceRef staff editor.