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« on: January 24, 2018, 06:40:47 PM »

Alcomsat-1 is the first Algerian communication satellite, it was successfully launched Sunday afternoon, carried by Chinese launcher Long March 3B, from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, located in Sichuan Province, 2,200 km southwest of Beijing.[1]

The satellite is designed for 15 years operational lifetime and is a partnership between Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) and China. It is dedicated for telecommunications, television broadcasting and internet.

The satellite was developed by the Chinese Academy of Space Technology (CAST) and is based on the DFH-4 platform. Its communications payload is composed of 33 operational transponders (19 in Ku band, 12 in Ka band and 2 in L band). The satellite will operate for 15 years on the geosynchronous orbit. Launch mass is around 5,200 kg


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