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Flight Ariane 219 - launch kit

Flight 219 is the 74th Ariane 5 launch and the third in 2014. It follows on from a series of 59 consecutive successful Ariane 5 launches. An Ariane 5 ES, with a reignitable 3rd stage, will be used for this flight.

Flight 219 is a commercial mission for Ariane 5. The L593 launcher is the 19th 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, including 5 A5ES launchers, and covers the period from 2010 to 2016. On 14th December 2013, it was extended by an order for a further 18 ECA launchers, scheduled for launch as of 2017. L593 is the fifth of the A5ES series and the forty-ninth 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 single-payload configuration, with a long pattern fairing, it will carry the fifth ATV (Automated Transfer Vehicle) cargo carrier for the European Space Agency (ESA), to deliver supplies to the International Space Station (ISS).

Flight Ariane 219 - launch kit

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