It follows on from a series of 51 consecutive successful Ariane 5 launches. An ARIANE 5 ECA (Cryogenic Evolution type A),
the most powerful version in the ARIANE 5 range, will be used for this flight.
Flight 210 is a commercial mission for Ariane 5. The L566 launcher is the ninth in the A5ECA family to be delivered by ASTRIUM 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 A5ECA launchers and covers the period from 2010 to 2016. L566 is consequently the fortieth complete launcher to be delivered to Arianespace, integrated and checked out under ASTRIUM 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 EUTELSAT 21B in the upper position and STAR ONE C3 in the lower position.
Launch Kit Flight 210 (PDF, 2 MB)
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