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NigComSat is a Nigerian geostationary communications satellite that was launched by a Long March 3B rocket from Xichang launch center on 13 May 2007. The 5.2 tonne (with fuel) craft carries four C-band, 18 Ku-band, four Ka-band, and two L-band transponders to provide voice, video, and data links to all of Africa, and southern Europe after parking over 42.5° E longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 31395

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2007-05-13
Launch Vehicle: Long March 3B
Launch Site: Xichang, Peoples Republic of China

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Nigeria)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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