Subscribe Free
in Space

Arabsat-5A prepares for April launch in French Guiana

Posted 17 March 2010 · Add Comment

Arabsat-5A - the first, in a series of fifth-generation satellites for Arabsat, one of the Arab world's leading satellite services providers - is being checked out at Arianespace in French Guiana ahead of its launch on an Ariane 5 ECA launcher in April.

The spacecraft was built by a team with Astrium and Thales Alenia Space acting as co-prime contractors, and will provide additional capacity at Arabsat's 30.5 degree East orbital position.

The Arabsat-5A platform is designed to provide a large range of satellite communications services, including television back hauling and broadcasting, telephony, business communications, Internet trunking and the provision of VSAT and other interactive services over sub-Saharan Africa, the North-Africa and Middle East (MENA) region, and beyond.

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Supersonic boost as Aerion links with Lockheed Martin

Two leaders in supersonic technology, Aerion and Lockheed Martin have announced an MOU to explore the feasibility of a joint development of the world's first supersonic business jet, the Aerion AS2. Over the next 12 months, the

NAS launches new Pearl Lounges at Marrakech Menara Airport

National Aviation Services has launched its Pearl Lounges at the Marrakech-Menara Airport in Morocco reinforcing capacities at the newly renovated airport.

CEO of Airbus to step down

Airbus has announced that its CEO Tom Enders will be leaving the company in April 2019, reports aerotime.

Flydubai touches down at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Flydubai's inaugural flight touched down today at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), increasing capacity to Tanzania and further expanding its network in Africa to twelve destinations.

Emirates takes Los Angeles Dodgers players to Dubai

Emirates, the Official Airline of the Los Angeles Dodgers, has brought all-star players Justin Turner (third baseman) and Chase Utley (second baseman) to Dubai to help further develop the game of baseball in the region.

Saab starts development and production in the UAE

Defence and security company Saab grows its presence in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by establishing development and production in Abu Dhabi.

Aviation Africa SK18418
See us at
Saudi Future Airports BT150318Istanbul Airshow BT22018BIAS BT271017161118ArabianTravelMkBT250418MEBAA BT2018AIME BT1204240118Aviation Africa BT18418