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VeneSat 1



VeneSat 1 (also known as Simon Bolivar) is a Venezuelan geostationary communications satellite that was launched by a Chang Zheng-3B (CZ-3B) rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 16:53 UT on 29 October 2008. The 5.1 tonne craft carries 12 C-band and 14 Ku-band transponders to provide voice, video, tele-medicine and tele-education, after parking over, approximately, 65-degrees W longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 33414
  • Simon Bolivar
  • VeneSat1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2008-10-29
Launch Vehicle: Long March 3B
Launch Site: Xichang, Peoples Republic of China

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Venezuela)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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