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Nilesat 201

Nilesat 201 [Thales Alenia Space]

Nilesat 201 is an Egyptian geostationary communication satellite operating in Ku- and Ka-bands.

Telecommunications satellite operator Nilesat Co. of Egypt has selected Thales Alenia Space of France and Italy in May 2008 to build the Nilesat 201 satellite, which is scheduled to be launched in early 2010 aboard a European Ariane 5 rocket.

The Nilesat 201 satellite, to be launched into Nilesat's 7 West slot, will be a Thales Alenia Space Spacebus-4000B2 platform and is expected to weigh 3,200 kilograms at launch and deliver 5.7 kilowatts of power to the payload. It will carry 28 Ku-band transponders and four transponders in Ka-band for direct-to-home television, radio and data-transmissions in the Middle East and North Africa.

The satellite is expected to retire in 2028. It will be replaced by Nilesat 301.

Nation: Egypt
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Nilesat
Contractors: Thales Alenia Space
Equipment: 28 Ku-band transponders, 4 Ka-band transponders
Configuration: Spacebus-4000B2
Propulsion: S400
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 3200 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Nilesat 201 2010-037A 04.08.2010 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5ECA with RASCOM-QAF 1R


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