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Launch kit Flight 202 Ariane 5

Flight 202 is the 58th Ariane 5 launch and the third 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 202 is the 58th Ariane 5 launch and the third 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 202 is a commercial mission for Ariane 5. The L559 launcher is the third 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. L559 is consequently the thirtythird 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 ST-2 in the upper position and GSAT 8 in the lower position.

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