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Rascom QAF 1R



Rascom QAF 1R, 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 3,050 kg. It carries 12 C-band and eight Ku-band transponders providing television, telephone, and internet services across Africa. Rascom-QAF 1R will enter service at 2.85° E longitude and replace the nearly identical satellite, Rascom QAF 1, that experienced a helium leak after it was launched in 2007.

Alternate Names

  • 36831
  • RascomQAF1R

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2010-08-04
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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