Ariane 5 G
Atlantic Bird 1 & Meteosat 8

Ariane 5 G | Atlantic Bird 1 & Meteosat 8

Arianespace launch of a Ariane 5 G Rocket

Watch Launch Video

Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Ariane 5 G rocket as part of the Atlantic Bird 1 & Meteosat 8 mission. The launch window for the Dedicated Rideshare mission was on Wed, Aug 28th, 2002, 6:45 PM EDT from Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Ariane 5 G and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Atlantic Bird 1 & Meteosat 8

Atlantic Bird is a series of satellites operated by Eutelsat over the atlantic ocean. Operating at 12.5 degrees West. Meteosat 8 is a weather satellite operated by both ESA and EUMETSAT.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou

Kourou, French Guiana

Rocket

Ariane 5 G

Arianespace

Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world's first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. Their vehicles launch exclusively from French Guiana in South America.

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