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NSS 12



NSS 12 is a commercial communications satellite launched on an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou at 20:00 UT on 29 October 2009. The satellite is intended to serve commercial and government customers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia. The 5,624 kg satellite has a 15-year design life-span and carries 48 Ku-band and 40 C-band transponders. NSS 12 will provide telecommunications and direct-to-home broadcasting from a geostationary orbital position of 57° E longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 36032
  • NSS12

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2009-10-29
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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