Airbus Defence and Space

Flight 169 - Ariane 5 GS: Satellites INSAT 4A, MSG 2

Flight 169 is the 3rd flight ARIANE A5GS, the 25th flight of an ARIANE 5 launch vehicle and the 5th Ariane launch of the year 2005.

This will be the 21st commercial mission of an ARIANE 5 launch vehicle and as such is managed by Arianespace. The launch vehicle 525 is the third in the series of A5GS, it is derived from launch vehicle A5G, the basic version of the launcher, and integrates certain more recent elements conceived for versions A5EC/A or A5ES, principally the Solid Propellant Boosters EAP, a Vehicle Equipment Bay on composite structure and a Storable Propellant Stage EPS, with 300 kg additional propellant.

Launch vehicle Ariane 525 is the 21st production vehicle, manufactured, integrated, and operated under the responsibility of Arianespace. In a dual-payload launch configuration with SYLDA 5 E adaptor (stretched by 300 mm), under a medium payload fairing, it’s carrying the telecommunications satellite INSAT 4A in the upper position, and MSG 2 in the lower position.

Flight 169 - Launch kit (pdf)

Flight 169 - Launch kit (pdf)