Chapters: Venesat-1, . Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 9. Not
illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial
membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from
more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Venesat-1, also
known as Simon Bolivar, is the first Venezuelan satellite. It was
designed, built, launched, controlled and monitored by the CGWIC
subsidiary of the China Aerospace Science and Technology
Corporation. It is a communications satellite, which will be
operated from a geosynchronous orbit. It was launched on a Chinese
Long March 3B carrier rocket, from LA-2 at the Xichang Satellite
Launch Centre, at 16:53 GMT on 29 October 2008. Venesat-1 will be
operated by Venezuela's Ministry of Science and Technology. It
carries 12 G-band (IEEE's C band) and 14 J-band (IEEE Ku)
transponders. It has a mass of 5,100 kilograms (11,000 lb), and an
expected service life of 15 years. It is based on the DFH-4
satellite bus. The satellite occupies an orbital slot, 78-West,
designated for Uruguay and ceded to Venezuela by mutual accord.
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