RASCOM-QAF 1R

Multinational

Spacecraft n:

Intern. spacecraft n:

RASCOM = Regional African Satellite Communication Organization

Launch data:

Designation 36831 / 10037B
Launch date 04 Aug 2010 - 20:59 UT
Launch site Ko, ELA-3
Launch vehicle  Ariane-5ECA (#554 - V-196)
Mission Commercial: Communication
Geostationary orbit on Sep 12.90:
Perigee / Apogee 35786 x 35787 km
Eccentricity 1,19E-05
Inclination 0.01 deg
Period 1436.1 min


Spacecraft data:

Prime contractor  Thales Alenia Space (formerly Alcatel Space)
Platform  Spacebus-4000B3
Operator RascomStar-QAF
Mass at launch  3050 kg
Dry Mass 1390 kg
Basic shape  Box + 2 panels
Dimension (m) 2.4 x 1.8 x 3.75
Equipment 12 Ku- & 8 C-Band transponders
Solar array  31.8 span
Stabilization  
Propulsion S400
DC power  
Design lifetime  > million years, active: 15 yrs - still active

Location:

DatePositionRemarks
 Nov 2010  2.85° E 

Mission details:


Ref.: #7(JR631), #14, #206, #226 - update: 08.12.10