Airbus Defence and Space

Launch kit Flight 212 Ariane 5

Flight 212 is the 68th Ariane 5 launch and the first in 2013. The Ariane 5 ECA will launch AMAZONAS 3 and AZERSPACE / AFRICASAT-1A satellites.

Flight 212 is a commercial mission for Ariane 5. The L568 launcher is the twelfth in the A5 ECA family to be delivered by AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE ST 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 A5 ECA launchers and covers the period from 2010 to 2016. L568 is consequently the forty-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 AMAZONAS 3 in the upper position and AZERSPACE / AFRICASAT-1A in the lower position.


Launch Kit


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