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Nahuel 1A

Nahuel 1A [Nahuelsat]

Dornier Satellitensysteme GmbH was the prime contractor for the in-orbit delivery of the satellite based on the Spacebus-2000 platform to Nahuelsat S.A., the operating company in Buenos Aires/ Argentina. The Nahuelsat system ensures direct-to-home broadcasts and TV distribution, business data communications and telephony in Latin America.

Nahuel 1A was successfully launched in early 1997 on an Ariane-44L H10-3 rocket.

Nahuel 1B was originally planned to be launched on the maiden flight of the chinese CZ-3C booster, but was finally sold to GE Americom as GE 5.

Nation: Argentina
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Nahuelsat
Contractors: Dornier Satellitensysteme (prime), Aerospatiale (bus)
Equipment: 18 (+6) Ku-band transponders
Configuration: Spacebus-2000
Propulsion: S400
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 12 years
Mass: 1790 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Nahuel 1A 1997-002B 30.01.1997 Ko ELA-2 Ariane-44L H10-3 with GE 2
Nahuel 1B - not launched Xi CZ-3C GE 5
Further Nahuel missions: