Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
  Space Travel News  




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



Arianespace To Launch New Pan-African Satellite Rascom-QAF 1R

-
by Staff Writers
Paris, France (SPX) Oct 24, 2008
Arianespace and Thales Alenia Space have announced the signature of the launch Service and Solutions contract for the pan-African communications satellite, Rascom-QAF 1R.

Rascom-QAF 1R is scheduled for launch into geostationary transfer orbit in 2010. It will be launched by an Ariane 5 or Soyuz rocket from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana.

Rascom-QAF 1R, built by Thales Alenia Space as part of a turnkey contract with the Regional African Satellite Communication Organization (RascomStar-QAF), will provide telecommunication services in rural areas of Africa over a period of 15 years, along with domestic and international connections, direct TV broadcast services and Internet access.

Based on a Spacebus 4000B3 platform, Rascom-QAF 1R will be equipped with 12 Ku-band transponders and eight C-band transponders. Replacing Rascom-QAF 1, it will be positioned at 2.85 degrees East. The satellite will weigh about 3,200 kg at launch, and offer 6.4 kW of end-of-life power

Related Links
Arianespace
Launch Pad at Space-Travel.com



Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News


SES Confirms Three New Arianespace Launches
Paris, France (SPX) Oct 20, 2008
Arianespace has announced that global satellite services provider, SES has committed to three new primary launch services using Ariane, under the Multi Launch Agreement (MLA) signed in June 2007.







  • Brazil hopes to launch satellite rocket in 2011: report
  • NASA And Air Force Work To Establish Hypersonic Science Centers
  • Iran To Conduct First Satellite Launch Soon
  • Outside View: Reusable rocket breakthrough

  • Launch Complex Now Available For Civil, Commercial Launches
  • Arianespace To Launch New Pan-African Satellite Rascom-QAF 1R
  • Pratt And Whitney Rocketdyne Boosts Disaster Management Satellite
  • SES Confirms Three New Arianespace Launches

  • Endeavour Nears Launch Pad 39A
  • STS-126 Mission Moves Forward
  • Atlantis Reaches VAB
  • NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis Rolls Off Launch Pad Monday

  • Expedition 17 Set To Undock Today
  • Expedition 18 Takes Charge
  • Expedition 18 Crew Docks With Space Station
  • Expedition 18 Crew Launches From Baikonur

  • Soyuz Lands In Kazakhstan With Two Russian cosmonauts And Tourist
  • Center To Study Acute Effects Of Space Radiation
  • ISRO Eyes Manned Moon Mission By 2015
  • India To Build New Launch-Pad, Astronaut Training Centre

  • China To Launch FY-4 Weather Satellite Around 2013
  • Shenzhou 7 Astronauts In Good Health
  • Chinese Scientists Start Studying Samples From Shenzhou-7
  • Analysis: China space launch raises fears

  • VIPeR Robot Demonstrates Exceptional Agility
  • iRobot Receives Order From TARDEC For iRobot Warrior 700
  • iRobot Awarded US Army Contract For Robotic Systems
  • Robots Learn To Follow

  • Mars pioneers should stay there permanently, says Buzz Aldrin
  • Phoenix Lander Finishes Soil Delivery To Onboard Labs
  • Laser could aid search for life on Mars
  • Europe delays ExoMars mission, again

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright Space.TV Corporation. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space.TV Corp on any Web page published or hosted by Space.TV Corp. Privacy Statement