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CongoSat 01

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has contracted in November 2012 with CAST to manufacture and launch a communications satellite. The satellite called CongoSat 1 will be based on the DFH-4 Bus. Launch is planned for 2018 on a CZ-3B/G2 rocket.

In May 2016, the contract was put on hold due to lack of financing.

Nation: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Renatelsat
Contractors: CAST
Equipment:
Configuration: DFH-4 Bus
Propulsion:
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass:
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
CongoSat 01 - 2018 Xi CZ-3B/G2 on hold