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Alphasat I-4A F4



High-power telecom satellite created through a public–private partnership between ESA and UK operator Inmarsat, carrying a mobile communications payload in L-band that will augment Inmarsat’s Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) service for communications across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The satellite has a 12-metre aperture aerial reflector. Alphasat I-XL also carries technology demonstration payloads for the European Space Agency. Expected location - 25° east.

Alternate Names

  • 39015
  • AlphasatIXL
  • Inmarsat-4A F4

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2013-07-25
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (International)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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