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Ariane 5 Ready To Receive Yahsat 1A And Intelsat New Dawn

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by Staff Writers
Kourou, French Guiana (SPX) Feb 15, 2011
The 57th Ariane 5 to be launched from French Guiana has completed the initial build-up process, preparing it to receive a dual-payload of commercial telecommunications satellites.

This heavy-lift Ariane 5 ECA currently is in the Spaceport's Launcher Integration Building, where its core cryogenic stage was mated with the two solid propellant boosters during recent weeks, followed by yesterday's installation of the upper composite - which is composed of the ESC-A cryogenic upper stage and vehicle equipment bay.

After additional systems verification, the Ariane 5 will be ready for transfer to the Final Assembly Building, where the Yahsat 1A and Intelsat New Dawn telecommunications satellites are to be positioned atop the launcher in a dual payload "stack."

The Spaceport's Final Assembly Building currently is occupied by an Ariane 5 ES launcher, which will loft Europe's no. 2 Automated Transfer Vehicle on a mission set for February 15.



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Paris, France (SPX) Jan 18, 2011
Continuing a 28-year relationship marked by 25 launch campaigns, Eutelsat Communications and Arianespace have announced they have concluded a new contract for a satellite launch in the 2012 period. The contract, signed in December 2010, for an Ariane 5 launch from the Guiana Space Centre, provides Eutelsat with launch diversity and schedule assurance for its significant in-orbit expansion ... read more







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