Belarus' first communications satellite - 10 transponders reserved, 2 for Belarus' government, and 8 for Chinese companies.
Will market remaining capacity in Africa, Asia, Europe. Owned by the government of Belarus, Belintersat 1's C-band and Ku-band transponders will
broadcast television and radio programming, support corporate networking, and provide broadband Internet connectivity. The Belarusian government set up the Belintersat
project to give the nation's broadcasters access to international markets and sell the satellite's excess capacity to commercial users. Thales Alenia Space of France
supplied Belintersat 1's communications payload.
Belintersat-1 is based on the Chinese DFH-4 bus, with the communications payload being supplied by Thales Alenia Space.The satellite is equipped with 20 C-band
transponders (36 MHz), 18 Ku-band transponders (36MHz) and 4 enhanced Ku-band transponders (54 MHz). The satellite will be operational at the 51.5 degrees East longitude
on the geostationary orbit.
The first Belarussian communications satellite, Belintersat 1, was launched on Jan 15, 2016.
The satellite is a Chinese-built DFH-4 with a mass of 5200 kg, and it rode a Chinese CZ-3B to geotransfer orbit. Belintersat is a state-sponsored private company and
will provide services to Belarus and central Europe.