Airbus Defence and Space

Flight 182: Ariane 5 – Satellites : STAR ONE C2 & VINASAT-1

Flight 182 is the 38th Ariane 5 launch and the second in 2008. An ARIANE 5 ECA (Cryogenic Evolution type A), the most powerful version in the ARIANE 5 range, will be used for this flight.

This will be the 34th commercial mission for Ariane 5. Launcher 539, the 34th production phase Ariane 5, is the twelfth of the 30 PA contract launchers, for which AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE is production prime contractor. 539 is consequently the thirteenth 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” (6.4m high) system and a long pattern fairing (total height: 17m), the launcher is carrying a Brazilian telecommunications satellite, STAR ONE C2 in the upper position, and a Vietnamese one, VINASAT-1 in the lower position.

Flight 182 is the 38th Ariane 5 launch and the second in 2008. An ARIANE 5 ECA (Cryogenic Evolution type A), the most powerful version in the ARIANE 5 range, will be used for this flight.

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