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Alsat 2A



Alsat 2A, a remote-sensing Algerian satellite, was launched on 12 July 2010 from Sriharikota at 03:52 UT by a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle. Alsat 2A is part of a two-satellite system that will enable Algeria to obtain very high-quality images for use in a wide variety of applications, including cartography, management of agriculture, forestry, water, mineral and oil resources, crop protection, management of natural disasters and land planning. Alsat 2B, the second part of the satellite system, will launch at a later date.

Alternate Names

  • 36798
  • Alsat2A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2010-07-12
Launch Vehicle: PSLV-CA
Launch Site: Sriharikota, India

Funding Agency

  • Algerian Space Agency (Algeria)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

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