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  • powerman
    Banned
    • Aug 2010
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    Satellite Launch

    Arabsat-5A, a Eurostar-3000 model, will have a launch mass of 4,800kg and a spacecraft power of 11kW at the end of its 15-year service lifetime. Equipped with a payload featuring 16 active transponders in C-band and 24 in Ku-band, the multi-mission Arabsat-5A satellite will take over from Arabsat-2B and provide additional capacity at 30.5º East for a large range of satellite communications services such as television backhauling and broadcasting, telephony, business communications, Internet trunking and the provision of VSAT and other interactive services, over sub-Saharan Africa, North-Africa and the Middle East






    Ka-band (Steerable) @ 30.5°East - Downlink Footprint




    Ku-Band Central-MENA FSS @ 30.5°East - Downlink Footprint



    Ku-Band MAGHREB FSS @ 30.5°East - Downlink Footprint


    Ku-Band MASHREQ FSS @ 30.5°East - Downlink Footprint


    Ku-Band Pan-ARAB FSS @ 30.5°East - Downlink Footprint
  • powerman
    Banned
    • Aug 2010
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    #2
    Re: Satellite Launch

    Eutelsat W3B, W3C


    In February 2008 Thales Alenia Space has been awarded a contract to design, manufacture and deliver a satellite for Eutelsat. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

    Arianespace has announced details of the fourth Ariane 5 flight of 2010, with its launcher having completed the initial build-up at the Spaceport. This vehicle will carry Eutelsat’s W3B telecommunications satellite and the
    BSAT-3b relay platform for B-SAT Corporation, and is scheduled for launch on September 15.

    This latest heavy-lift vehicle was delivered to French Guiana aboard the MN Colibri, which is one of two roll-on/roll-off ships that transport components from Europe to the launch site in South America. The launcher hardware was transferred by road from the port of Pariacabo to the Spaceport.

    Arianespace is planning a total of six Ariane 5 flights during 2010, with three of these already performed and a fourth mission in advanced preparation for liftoff on September 15

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    • powerman
      Banned
      • Aug 2010
      • 0

      #3
      Re: Satellite Launch

      B-SAT Awards Lockheed Martin Contract for BSAT-3b Satellite


      Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been awarded a contract by the Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT) of Japan to build its next geostationary telecommunications satellite. Designated BSAT-3b, the satellite will provide high-definition (HD) direct broadcast services throughout Japan following its scheduled launch the third quarter of 2010 aboard an Arianespace launch vehicle.

      BSAT-3b will be the second consecutive satellite order B-SAT has awarded to Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin successfully built and launched BSAT-3a in August 2007. BSAT-3b will comprise 12 130 W Ku-band channels (8 operating at one time) and will be located at 110 degrees East longitude. With a design life of 15 years, BSAT-3b is based on the A2100A platform manufactured by Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems (LMCSS), Newtown, Pa. BSAT-3b also marks the 13th Lockheed Martin satellite ordered in the 1- to 4-kW class satellite range.

      "The Lockheed Martin team is extremely gratified by the continuing support of B-SAT," said LMCSS Vice President and General Manager Marshall Byrd. "This contract award for the design and construction of BSAT-3b reaffirms our solid relationship with our valued customer, B-SAT. The A2100 team is dedicated and focused on producing a highly reliable spacecraft for B-SAT."

      "We have been very pleased with the performance of the BSAT-3a spacecraft, and are pleased to once again procure another highly reliable spacecraft from LMCSS," said B-SAT President & CEO Kazuo Takenaka. "We believe that the LMCSS team will provide us with the same enthusiasm and dedication for BSAT-3b that it showed us in the manufacture of BSAT-3a. It is our strong expectation that BSAT-3b will be a perfect satellite at handover, and that it will fully perform its mission throughout its design life."

      The Lockheed Martin A2100 geosynchronous spacecraft series is designed to meet a wide variety of telecommunications needs including Ka-band broadband and broadcast services, fixed satellite services in C-band and Ku-band, high- power direct broadcast services using the Ku-band frequency spectrum and mobile satellite services using UHF, L-band, and S-band payloads. The A2100's modular design features a reduction in parts, simplified construction, increased on-orbit reliability and reduced weight and cost.

      The A2100 spacecraft design accommodates a large range of payloads. This design modularity enables the A2100 spacecraft to be configured for a wide variety of missions in addition to communication. The A2100 serves as the platform for critical Lockheed Martin government communications programs such as the Advanced Extremely High Frequency program and Mobile User Objective System.

      The A2100 platform design has been adapted for geostationary earth orbit (GEO)-based earth observing missions and is currently baselined for Lockheed Martin's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite Series-R (GOES-R) proposal. The A2100 platform also is the foundation for Lockheed Martin's Transformational Satellite Communications System (TSAT) offering for the U.S. Government.

      About B-SAT

      B-SAT is a unique operator of broadcasting satellites in 12GHz BSS band in Japan. The company was established in April 1993 and is located in Tokyo, Japan. Since then, B-SAT has worked toward providing stable satellite operations and continuity of broadcast services. B-SAT currently owns and manages five satellites, BSAT-1a and-1b for analogue services, BSAT-2a and -2c for digital services and BSAT-3a for both analogue and digital services.

      About Lockheed Martin

      Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems is a unit of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, a major operating unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation, designs, develops, tests, manufactures and operates a full spectrum of advanced-technology systems for national security, civil and commercial customers. Chief products include human space flight systems; a full range of remote sensing, navigation, meteorological and communications satellites and instruments; space observatories and interplanetary spacecraft; laser radar; fleet ballistic missiles; and missile defense systems.

      Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation reported 2007 sales of $41.9 billion.

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      • powerman
        Banned
        • Aug 2010
        • 0

        #4
        Re: Satellite Launch

        Arabsat Badr-5 successfully launched


        Arabsat Badr-5 successfully launched
        Badr - 5, first satellite of Arabsat 5th generation was successfully launched this morning by ILS Proton / Breeze - M (Breeze M / Proton).
        The Proton rocket lifted off at 4:00 am Baykanour local time (1:00 am - Friday, June 4th Macca local time), carrying Bade-5 satellite that was built on EADS Astrium's E3000 platform with a Thales Alenia Space supplied communications payload. Badr-5 will be collocated with the Badr-4 and Badr-6 Direct-to-Home satellites at Arabsat 26 degrees East. Badr-5 will provide the highest level of service within the MENA region.

        Khalid Balkheyour President & CEO of Arabsat has stated that we are thankful for the successful launch of Badr - 5, which will operate in the exclusive Hot Spot of Arabsat 26° degrees east.

        He highlighted that Badr -5 will provide capacities for more than 700 TV channels,HDTV, 3D, Telecom services including broadband in addition to providing a full in orbit backup for Arabsat fleet.

        Balkheyour added that on the 23rd of this month, Arabsat 5-A will be launched at its exclusive orbital position 30.5 degrees east, which covers the whole continent of Africa and large parts of Asia as well as the MENA region fully and distinctly.



        Ka-Band (Steerable) @ 34-34.5°East - Downlink Footprint




        Ku-Band Central-ASIA Beam BSS-FSS @ 34-34.5°East - Downlink Footprint




        Ku-Band Pan-ARAB BSS-FSS @ 34-34.5°East - Downlink Footprint



        Ku-Band Pan-ARAB BSS-FSS @ 34-34.5°East - Downlink Footprint

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        • powerman
          Banned
          • Aug 2010
          • 0

          #5
          Re: Satellite Launch

          Nilesat 201 at the position of 10.2

          Egyptian satellite operator Nilesat satellite parked the new telecom Nilesat 201 on a temporary orbital position 10.2 W, After tested.Then it will be moved to the position of the 7W, which will replace the old satellite Nilesat 101. Nilesat 201 was launched rocket Ariane 5 on the night of 5 August 2010. The satellite has a total of 24 Ku-band transponders and four Ka-band transponders for North Africa and the Middle East

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          • powerman
            Banned
            • Aug 2010
            • 0

            #6
            Re: Satellite Launch

            Eutelsat W3B Will launch with delay .The Operator announced for technical problems it will be launch with delay

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            • powerman
              Banned
              • Aug 2010
              • 0

              #7
              Re: Satellite Launch

              Nilesat 201 test in position 10.2


              Nilesat 201 will replace satellite Nilesat 101 in 7w
              Nilesat 201 has a total of 24 Ku-band transponders and four Ka-band transponders.

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              • powerman
                Banned
                • Aug 2010
                • 0

                #8
                Re: Satellite Launch

                Nilesat 101 beam release



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                • powerman
                  Banned
                  • Aug 2010
                  • 0

                  #9
                  Re: Satellite Launch

                  Astra 1e left 23.5 and will go 4.8

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