spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews


Atlas 2AS launches Hispasat
Posted: Wed, Sep 18, 2002, 10:44 PM ET (0244 GMT)
Atlas 2AS launch of Hispasat 1D An Atlas 2AS successfully launched a Hispasat communications satellite Wednesday evening. The Atlas 2AS lifted off from pad 36A at Cape Canaveral, Florida on schedule at 6:04 pm EDT (2204 GMT) and released its payload, the Hispasat 1D communications satellite, into a supersynchronous transfer orbit 29 minutes later. Hispasat 1D, an Alcatel Spacebus 3000B2 spacecraft, will be used by Madrid-based Hispasat to provide Ku-band communications services from 30 degrees west longitude. The launch is the fourth Atlas launch of 2002, counting the Atlas 3B and Atlas 5 launches in February and August respectively, as well as an Atlas 2A launch in March. The launch is also the 62nd consecutive successful Atlas launch dating back to 1993.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief

"Monster" planet puzzles astronomers
Posted: Sun, Nov 5 10:14 AM ET (1514 GMT)

Chairman of House Science Committee to retire
Posted: Sun, Nov 5 10:13 AM ET (1513 GMT)

news links
Friday, November 24
Instant rockets: How ISRO is developing a niche in the global space market
The Economic Times (India) — 2:47 am ET (0747 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list