Azerspace / Africasat 1a


Spacecraft nr:

Azerbaijan spacecraft nr: 1

Also called: Azersat-1, Africasat-1a by Measat

Launch data:

Designation 39079 / 13006B
Launch date 07 Feb 2013 - 21:36 UT
Launch site Kourou, ELA-3
Launch vehicle  Ariane-5ECA (L568 - VA212)
Mission Gov.: Communication
Geostationary orbit:
Perigee / Apogee 35778 x 35794 km
Eccentricity 1,90E-04
Inclination 0.04 deg
Period 1436.08 min

Launched together with: Amazonas 3

Spacecraft data:

Prime manufacturer Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC)
Platform Star-2 Bus
Operator Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Mass at launch  3250 kg
Dry Mass 1438 kg
Basic shape  
Dimension (m) 
Equipment 36 active transponders (C- and Ku-band)
Solar array 2 deployable solar arrays
Propulsion IHI BT-4
DC power  
Design lifetime  15 yrs - still active


 31 May 2013  46° E 


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