Airbus Defence and Space

Launch Kit Flight 203 Ariane 5 : Astra 1N – BSAT 3c / JCSAT-110R

Flight 203 is the 59th Ariane 5 launch and the fourth in 2011.

An ARIANE 5 ECA (Cryogenic Evolution type A), the most powerful version in the Ariane 5 range, will be used for this flight.

Flight 203 is a commercial mission for Ariane 5. The L560 launcher is the fourth in the A5ECA family to be delivered by AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE ST to Arianespace as part of the PB production batch. The PB production contract was signed in March 2009 to guarantee continuity of the launch service after completion of the PA batch comprising 30 launchers. The PB production batch comprises 35 A5ECA launchers and covers the period from 2010 to 2016. L560 is consequently the thirtyfourth complete launcher to be delivered to Arianespace, integrated and checked out under AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE responsibility in the Launcher Integration Building (BIL).

In a dual-payload configuration using the SYLDA 5 “A” system and a long pattern fairing (total height: 17 m), the launcher places the communications satellites Astra 1N in the upper position and BSAT 3c (JCSAT-110R) in the lower position.

Flight 203 Ariane 5 Satellites: Astra 1N – BSAT 3c / JCSAT-110R

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Ariane 5Astra 1N