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.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Contractors:||Dornier Satellitensysteme (prime), Aerospatiale (bus)|
|Equipment:||18 (+6) Ku-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|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|