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Nilesat 201



Nilesat, an African communications satellite, was launched on 04 August 2010 from Kourou at 20:59 UT. The satellite was launched by an Ariane 5 rocket and weighed 3,200 kg. It carries 24 Ku-band and four Ka-band transponders. Nilesat will enter service at 7° W longitude and will join two other Nilesat spacecraft and a European-owned satellite to provide direct-to-home television, radio, and broadband internet services to Africa and the Middle East.

Alternate Names

  • 36830
  • Nilesat201

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2010-08-04
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Egypt)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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