Status Report

Arianespace Flight 144: Ariane 4 is in the launch zone

By SpaceRef Editor
September 12, 2001
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Arianespace Flight 144’s Ariane 4 has moved to the launch zone at Europe’s
Spaceport as the mission continues on schedule for a September 25 liftoff.

Flight 144 will use an Ariane 44P, which is equipped with four solid
strap-on boosters added to the first stage. The mission payload is
Eutelsat’s Atlantic BirdTM 2, which will offer high-power, single-hop
communications from the Americas to Continental Europe, North Africa and the
Middle East.

SpaceRef staff editor.