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Ariane 5 V201 Rocket Launch Of NILESAT 201 for Nilesat and RASCOM-QAF1R satellite for RascomStar-QAF

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Uploaded on Aug 10, 2010

On Wednesday, August 4, Arianespace orbited the NILESAT 201 direct broadcast satellite for the Egyptian operator Nilesat, and the RASCOM-QAF1R communications satellite for the pan-African operator RascomStar-QAF. Both satellites were built by Thales Alenia Space.

During the mission, the heavy-lift Ariane 5 delivered an estimated total payload lift performance of 7,085 kg., which included 6,250 kg. for the NILESAT 201 and RASCOM-QAF1R satellites, plus their integration hardware and the SYLDA 5 dual-payload dispenser system.

52nd Ariane 5 launch, 38th success in a row

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