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Alcomsat 1

Alcomsat 1 [ASAL]

Alcomsat 1 is the first Algerian geostationary communidations satellite and is based on the DFH-4 Bus.

The satellite was ordered in September 2013.

It carrie a total of 33 transponders in Ku-band, Ka-band for civil applications and X-band, UHF and EHF for the needs of the military and strategic state sectors.

Two ground control stations have been built, one in Medea and the second in Ouargla, which will control the satellite. They will be operated by an Algerian staff that has been trained in China.

Alcomsat 1 was successfully launched on a CZ-3B/G2 in December 2017.

Nation: Algeria
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Agence Spatiale Algérienne (ASAL)
Contractors: CAST
Equipment: 33 Ku-band, Ka-band, X-band, UHF, EHHF transponders
Configuration: DFH-4 Bus
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 5225 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Alcomsat 1 2017-078A 10.12.2017 Xi LC-2 CZ-3B/G2