Satellite Azerspace/Africasat-1a (Azersat-1) of Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Azerspace/Africasat-1a (Azersat-1)
Country of Operator/Owner Azerbaijan
Operator/Owner Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies
Users Government
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 46
Perigee (km) 35778
Apogee (km) 35794
Eccentricity 0.000189771325552709
Inclination (degrees) 0.04
Period (minutes) 1436.08
Launch Mass (kg.) 3250
Dry Mass (kg.) 1438
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 07-02-2013
Expected Lifetime 15 yrs.
Contractor Orbital Sciences Corp.
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Ariane 5 ECA
COSPAR Number 2013-006B
NORAD Number 39079
Comments First satellite for Azerbaijan. Operating from an orbital slot assigned to Malaysia.


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