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Alcomsat 1



Alcomsat-1 will be operated by the Agence Spatiale Algérienne (ASAL). The Chinese made Algerian satellite is dedicated to space communications, providing broadcast services, Internet, telephony and VSAT services. The satellite was developed by the Chinese Academy of Space Technology (CAST) and is based on the DFH-4 platform. Its communications payload is composed of 33 operational transponders (19 in Ku band, 12 in Ka band and 2 in L band). The satellite will operate for 15 years on the geosynchronous orbit. Launch mass is around 5,200 kg.

Alternate Names

  • 43039
  • Alcomsat1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2017-12-10
Launch Vehicle: Long March 3B
Launch Site: Xichang, Peoples Republic of China
Mass: 5225 kg


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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