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Vinasat 2



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.

Alternate Names

  • 38332
  • Vinasat2

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)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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