July 16, 2001 -- Follow the preparations and launch of the Arianespace Ariane 510 rocket carrying the Artemis and BSAT-2b communications satellites. Reload this page for the very latest on the mission.
Flight data file
Vehicle: Ariane 510
Payload: Artemis & BSAT-2b
Launch date: July 12, 2001
Launch window: 2158-2331 GMT (1758-1931 EDT)
Launch site: ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana
Broadcast coordinates: Telstar 6, Trans. 12, C-band