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Vinasat 1



Vinasat 1 is a Vietnamese geostationary communications satellite that was launched by an Ariane 5 ECA rocket from Kourou at 22:17 UT on 18 April 2008. The 2.6 tonne (with fuel) craft carries 12 Ku-band, and eight C-band transponders to provide voice, video, and internet services to eastern Asia, India, Australia, Japan, and Hawaii after parking over 132° E longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 32767
  • Vinasat1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2008-04-18
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Vietnam)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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