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Rascom-QAF 1



RASCOM-QAF 1 is a Pan-African geostationary communications satellite that was launched by an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou at 21:42 UT on 21 December 2007. The 3.2 tonne craft carries 12 Ku-band and eight C-band transponders to provide low-cost telecommunications to the towns and isolated villages in sub-Saharan Africa, after parking over 2.9° E longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 32387
  • Rascom-QAF1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2007-12-21
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5GS
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 3200 kg


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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