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Vinasat 2

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2012-023B

Description

Vinasat 2, a Vietnamese communications satellite, was launched from Kourou on 15 May 2012 at 22:13 UT. The satellite was launched by an Ariane 5 ECA rocket and weighed 2.97 tonnes. It carries 24 Ku-band transponders and will provide service to Vietnam and its neighboring countries. It will park in an orbital slot of 131.8 degrees East longitude. Vinasat 2 has a design life of at least 15 years. The craft is carrying additional fuel reserves to maximize its maneuvering longevity.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2012-05-15
    Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
    Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
    Mass: 2970 kg

    Funding Agency

    • Unknown (Vietnam)

    Discipline

    • Communications

    Additional Information

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

     
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