Status Report

Flight 142: Ariane 5 receives its satellite payloads

By SpaceRef Editor
July 8, 2001
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Preparations for Arianespace’s seventh commercial Ariane 5 launch continue
on schedule for the mission’s planned July 12 liftoff with a dual satellite

The BSAT-2b television broadcast satellite was installed atop the launcher
on July 4, followed the next day by the Artemis experimental
telecommunications spacecraft and its protective payload fairing.

SpaceRef staff editor.