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Tiba 1

Tiba 1 [Airbus]

Tiba-1 is a geostationary communications satellite for the Government of Egypt developed jointly by Thales Alenia Space (TAS) and Airbus.

TAS, the leading partner, designed and built the communications payload, featuring a dual mission in Ka-band for secure and broadband communications. Airbus Defence and Space supplied the Eurostar E3000 platform and assembled and tested the spacecraft.

Tiba-1, designed to remain in service in orbit for more than 15 years, will have a launch mass of 5600 kg and an electric power capability of higher than 9 kW.

The satellite will be launched in late 2019 on an Ariane-5ECA rocket.

Nation: Egypt
Type / Application: Communication, military
Operator: Government of Egypt
Contractors: Thales Alenia Space (prime); Airbus Defence and Space (bus)
Equipment: Ka-band payload
Configuration: Eurostar-3000
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 5640 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Tiba 1 2019-080A 26.11.2019 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5ECA with Inmarsat-5 F5


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