Airbus Defence and Space

Flight 201 Ariane 5: YAHSAT Y1A – INTELSAT NEW DAWN

Flight 201 is the 57th Ariane 5 launch and the second 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 201 is a commercial mission for Ariane 5. The L558 launcher is the second in the A5ECA family to be delivered by Airbus Defence and Space 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. L558 is consequently the thirty-second 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 is the communications satellites YAHSAT Y1A in the upper position and INTELSAT NEW DAWN in the lower position.

Launch Kit Flight 201


Launch Kit (PDF, 4.2 MB)

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