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Argentina's geostationary satellite reaches and stations in permanent orbit

Friday, October 24th 2014 - 19:59 UTC
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Arsat-1 is Argentina's first geostationary satellite built entirely with local parts, and will provide telecommunication services for a vast range of countries Arsat-1 is Argentina's first geostationary satellite built entirely with local parts, and will provide telecommunication services for a vast range of countries

Argentina's Arsat-1 geostationary satellite launched last week finished the third and last maneuver in order to remain in orbit permanently, 36,000 km away from earth.

INVAP and Argentine state-run Arsat high-tech Company confirmed from the Benavidez land tracking station that the device is set in safe mode and reoriented facing the sun until further procedures.

This third maneuver, which concluded Wednesday night, included technical checks of the satellite’s temperature control, motor and tank pressure; the last step before beginning with the transmission service.

The Arsat-1 is Argentina's first geostationary satellite built entirely with local parts, that will provide telecommunication services for a vast range of territory in South America. The satellite was launched from French Guiana in an Arianne rocket

Two more similar satellites are expected to be launched during the upcoming years.
 

Tags: Argentina, ARSAT-1.

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  • Demantoid Garnet

    This is news?

    Oct 24th, 2014 - 08:07 pm 0
  • FI_Frost

    ....it will be to anyone hoping to watch uninterrupted footy on the telly tomorrow night: cue KFC breaking into a special announcement, only to rambling incoherently about Nester's great legacy and international triumph....

    Oct 24th, 2014 - 08:33 pm 0
  • DerkeBlake

    Well done.
    Only one slight clarification. This specific segment of the project was executed by the integral bipropellant propulsion system of the Arsat-1 satellite, which is used to maneuver itself into (and maintain) it's position in geostationary orbit (and is often the limiting factor relative to the life of a geo satellite). It was purchased off-the-shelf from EADS Astrium (Airbus) in France (same as the lift vehicle). The “built entirely with local parts” is an error.
    Credit where credit is due, I always say.
    All the same; well done Argentina.

    Oct 24th, 2014 - 08:54 pm 0
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