Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Ariane 5 Launch Set for October 5

Arianespace will launch two geostationary satellites using their Ariane 5 rocket on October 5, 2007. The launch Window is from 2128 to 2213 UTC.

This launch will place the Intelsat 11 and Optus D2 satellites into orbit.

Intelsat 11 going to 43 degrees West, where INTELSAT 6B (25585 ) and INTELSAT 3R (23764 ) are currently parked.

Optus D2 is going to the 152 degrees East slot, where OPTUS B3 (23227 ) is parked.

There will be a webcast of the launch at

Thanks to Kevin Fetter and the Seesat-L gang for the heads up on this launch and video link.