Sunday, April 7, 2013

Azerspace-1/Africasat-1a now offers full commercial service

Azerbaijan’s first satellite, Azerspace-1/Africasat-1a, is finally done with all in-orbit testing and has entered full commercial service, this according to Azercosmos and MEASAT.

Launched on February 7 aboard the Ariane 5 vehicle, the Azerbaijani communications satellite will deliver services to customers residing in Azerbaijan, Africa, Central Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The satellite offers C-band capacity in Africa, Central Asia, Europe and the Middle East, and Ku-band capacity over Europe and Central Asia.

Azerspace-1/Africasat-1a is based on the platform of Orbital Science Corporation’s GEOStar-2 and has a life expectancy rate of more than 15 years. The satellite generates about five kilowatts of payload power, carries 36 active transponders and operates from 46 degrees east longitude orbital location.

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