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Nilesat 101



The Egyptian Satellite Company's first satellite of the first generation, Nilesat-101 will be operated in a geostationary orbit with a payload of 12 operating transponders optimized for Digital Multimedia DTH applications. It was positioned at 7 degrees W and transmitted at 105 W. Its expected life time is 15 years.

Alternate Names

  • 25311
  • Nilesat101

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1998-04-28
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 4
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 795 kg
Nominal Power: 105 W

Funding Agency

  • Egypt Satellite Company (Arab Republic of Egypt)


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Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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