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Mission type  Communications
COSPAR ID  2010-037A
Mission duration  15 years
Inclination  0.04°
Period  24 hours
Launch date  4 August 2010
Operator  Nilesat
SATCAT no.  36830
Manufacturer  Thales Alenia Space
Inclination  0.04°
Launch mass  3,200 kg
Bus  Spacebus
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Similar  Nilesat 102, Nilesat 101, Badr‑4, Eutelsat W3A, Eutelsat 8 West B

Nilesat 201, is an Egyptian communications satellite, which was launched on 4 August 2010.

Nilesat 201 will enable the Egyptian satellite operator Nilesat to deliver digital Direct to Home (DTH) TV and radio broadcasting and high-speed data transmission services to North Africa and the Middle East starting in September 2010. It was built by Thales Alenia Space in the Cannes Mandelieu Space Center, and is based on the Spacebus 4000B2 satellite bus. It will be operated in geosynchronous orbit, at a longitude of 7° West. The spacecraft has a design life of 15 years and a mass at launch of 3.2 tonnes. It is powered by solar arrays which will generate 5.9 kilowatts of electricity at the end of the spacecraft's design life. It will carry 40 transponders, of which 24 will be Ku band for broadcasting, and 4 will be Ka band. Nilesat 201 was launched by an Ariane 5ECA rocket at 20:59 UTC on 4 August 2010.

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