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SGDC 1 [Thales Alenia]

Brazilian state-owned telecommunications services provider Telebras has selected in August 2013 Thales Alenia Space of France and Italy to build the SGDC-1 (Satélite Geoestacionário de Defesa e Comunicações Estratégicas, Geostationary Defense and Strategic Communications Satellite) X- and Ka-band satellite for military and civil use.

Based on Alcatel Space Spacebus-4000C4 platform, the SGDC satellite is expected to weigh no more than 6,000 kilograms at launch and to operate at 75 west in a geostationary orbit.

The satellite was launched in 2017 on an Ariane-5ECA booster.

Nation: Brazil
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Telebras
Contractors: Thales Alenia Space
Equipment: 50 Ka-band transponders, 7 X-band transponders
Configuration: Spacebus-4000C4
Propulsion: S400
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 18 years
Mass: 5735 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
SGDC 1 2017-023A 04.05.2017 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5ECA with Koreasat 7

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