Satellite Rascom-QAF 1R of Regional African Satellite Communications Organization (RASCOM)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Rascom-QAF 1R
Country of Operator/Owner Multinational
Operator/Owner Regional African Satellite Communications Organization (RASCOM)
Users Commercial
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 2.85
Perigee (km) 35786
Apogee (km) 35787
Eccentricity 1.18605671723222E-05
Inclination (degrees) 0.01
Period (minutes) 1436.1
Launch Mass (kg.) 3050
Dry Mass (kg.) 1390
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 04-08-2010
Expected Lifetime 15 yrs.
Contractor Thales Alenia Space
Country of Contractor France
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Ariane 5
COSPAR Number 2010-037B
NORAD Number 36831
Comments Low cost communications for sub-Saharan Africa; multinational organization.


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