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ArSat
Argentinian agency. ArSat, Argentina.

AKA: Empresa Argentina de Soluciones Satelitales S.A.;Nahuelsat (1993). Location: Buenos Aires.

Nahuelsat was founded in 1993 by three European aerospace companies Daimler-Benz Aerospace (Germany), Aerospatiale (France) and Alenia Spazio (Italy). Other companies joined, with GE Americom increasing its stake in 1997, the same year Nahuelsat launched the Nahuel 1 satellite. In 2005 what was by then SES Americom withdrew, and Nahuelsat was reorganized into ArSat, a government-designated Argentine national satellite operator. As of 2007 Ar-Sat's only asset was still the single Nahuel 1 satellite, positioned at 71.8W, expected to remain operational until 2009. Control of the satellite was handled by a ground station at Benavidez near Buenos Aires and a backup station at Bosque Alegre near Cordoba.



Country: Argentina. Projects: Nahuel.

1997 January 30 - . 22:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELA2. LV Family: Ariane. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44L.
  • Nahuel 1A - . Mass: 1,890 kg (4,160 lb). Nation: Argentina. Agency: ArSat. Manufacturer: Cannes. Program: Nahuel. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft: Spacebus 2000. USAF Sat Cat: 24714 . COSPAR: 1997-002B. Apogee: 35,798 km (22,243 mi). Perigee: 35,774 km (22,228 mi). Inclination: 0.0000 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. Geosynchronous. Stationed over 71.8W Positioned in geosynchronous orbit at 72 deg W in 1997-1999 As of 3 September 2001 located at 71.82 deg W drifting at 0.007 deg W per day. As of 2007 Mar 9 located at 71.83W drifting at 0.002W degrees per day..


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