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NigComSat 1R

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2011-077A

Description

NigComSat 1R, a Nigerian communications satellite, was launched from Xichang on 19 December 2011 at 16:41 UT. The satellite weighed 5100 kg and was launched by a Long March 3B rocket. NigComSat 1R replaces NigComSat 1, which failed in orbit in 2008. Several upgrades were added to Nigcomsat 1R to improve its performance. It carries 28 active transponders including 4 C-band, 14 Ku-band, 8 Ka-band, 2 L-band and seven antennas reaching across sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and Central Asia. It will also supply communications between Nigeria and China. NigComSat 1R will be positioned at 42.5 degrees East Longitude. It has a design life of 15 years.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2011-12-19
    Launch Vehicle: Long March 3B
    Launch Site: Xichang, Peoples Republic of China
    Mass: 5100 kg

    Funding Agency

    • Unknown Nigeria

    Discipline

    • Communications

    Additional Information

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

     

    Personnel

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