Algeria launches first telecom satellite

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Algeria has joined the list of

African countries with its telecom satellite in

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orbit. The North African country joined the list

after its successful launch its first telecom

satellite called Alcomsat-1 with the help of

China Great Wall Industry Corporation

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(CGWIC) via a Long March 3B

rocket. Alcomsat-1 satellite will support

television broadcasting as well as broadband

communications for remote education, e-

government, and other services.

he China Great Wall Industry Corporation

(CGWIC) noted that Alcomsat-1 5,225-

kilogram satellite carries a 33-transponder

payload comprised of 19 in Ku-band, 12 in Ka-

band and two in L-band. The (CGWIC)

speaking after the launched described the

partnership good initiative said;

a good beginning of space

cooperation,” between China and

Algeria, and that “more space

programs are expected to be initiated

soon.

Alcomsat-1 , was designed with 15 years life
span, it was built by CGWIC which also

provided the launch vehicle and will be

operated by Algerian Space Agency

(ASAL). The Alcomsat-1 programme was

backed by Chinese satellite operator China

Satcom who also provided frequency

coordination and system definition.

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