SpaceX will launch Egyptian operator NileSat’s next satellite on a Falcon 9 rocket in 2022, SpaceX said Jan. 23.
Nilesat, having propelled each of the three of its past satellites with Arianespace, is a first-time client for SpaceX.
SpaceX and Nilesat marked an agreement in Cairo for the launch of Nilesat-301, an around 4,000-kilogram satellite that Franco-Italian producer Thales Alenia Space is building.
Nilesat-301, as indicated by an announcement SpaceX sent to reporters declaring the launch deal, will convey Ku-band transponders for TV broadcasting, and Ka-band limit with regards to web connectivity. Thales Alenia Space is building the satellite dependent on its Spacebus 4000-B2 platform.
Nilesat-301 has a normal design life of 15 years and will cover the Middle East and Northern Africa. Thales Alenia Space got an assembling contract for the satellite in December.
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