Satellite Sicral 1A of Italian Defense Ministry

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Sicral 1A
Country of Operator/Owner Italy
Operator/Owner Italian Defense Ministry
Users Military
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 16.25
Perigee (km) 35769
Apogee (km) 35802
Eccentricity 0.000391408001328415
Inclination (degrees) 1.01
Period (minutes) 1436.06
Launch Mass (kg.) 2596
Dry Mass (kg.) 1263
Power (watts) 3300
Date of Launch 07-02-2001
Expected Lifetime 10-12 yrs.
Contractor Alenia Spazio
Country of Contractor Italy
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Ariane 44L
COSPAR Number 2001-005A
NORAD Number 26694
Comments Italy´s first military satellite; communications to fixed and mobile terminals. Extremely High Frequency (EHF), SHF, UHF broadcast frequencies. On-board failure in 2006, but operations recovered.


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