Status Report

Live Webcast of Arianespace Flight 140

By SpaceRef Editor
March 6, 2001
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Arianespace’s Flight 140 video broadcast will be carried live on the
Arianespace website: This program will follow the
mission in detail, from liftoff through deployment of the dual satellite
payload. The Webcast also includes the latest news and updates on
Arianespace activities.
Start time for the Webcast is 7:31 p.m. local time at Kourou, French Guiana
on March 8. The launch window opens 20 minutes later at 7:51 p.m. (See below
for corresponding launch window times in Europe, Japan and North America).

The Webcast will be available in both French and English commentary, using
high-rate (150 kbps) and low-rate (34 kbps) transmission speeds.

Broadcast formats are Real G2 (single rate) and Windows Media Players.

Arianespace Flight 140 will place two telecommunications satellites into
geostationary transfer orbit: Eurobird, built by Alcatel Space for the
European organization Eutelsat; and BSAT-2a, produced by Orbital Sciences
Corporation for BSAT of Japan.

SpaceRef staff editor.