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Nilesat 301

Nilesat 301 [Thales Alenia Space]

Nilesat 301 is a planned 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 December 2019 to build the Nilesat 301 satellite, which is scheduled to be launched in January 2022.

The Nilesat 301 satellite, to be launched into Nilesat's 7 West slot, will be a Thales Alenia Space Spacebus-4000B2 platform and is expected to weigh 4100 kilograms at launch. It will Ku-band transponders and transponders in Ka-band for direct-to-home television, radio and data-transmissions in the Middle East and North Africa.

The satellite is to replace eventually the Nilesat 201 satellite.

Nation: Egypt
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Nilesat
Contractors: Thales Alenia Space
Equipment: Ku-band transponders, Ka-band transponders
Configuration: Spacebus-4000B2
Propulsion: S400
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 4100 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Nilesat 301 - 2022 CC Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)

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