The first communication satellite of the Republic of Belarus BELINTERSAT-1 is to provide a wide range of telecommunication services (satellite TV and radio broadcasting, broadband internet access). The satellite carries transponders operating in C- and Ku-bands.
The satellite is based on the DFH-4 bus (China) manufactured of 100% certified flight-quality components. BELINTERSAT-1 is the 9th companion on this platform, launched into the geostationary orbit. A renowned world leader in the design and construction of the spacecraft «Thales Alenia Space» (France-Italy) has been chosen as a supplier of the satellite’s payload.
|Launch||January 16, 2016|
|Payload||C-band: 20 х 36 MHz, circular polarization
Ku-band: 18 x 36 MHz; 4 x 54 MHz, linear polarization
|Power||10 150 W|
|Band||Beams||Quantity of transponders||Transponder bandwidth, MHz||Polarization|
|C||African||up to 16||36||circular|
|Global||up to 6|
|Eastern||up to 12|
* “Cross-strapped” option (one way uplink in Europe - downlink in Africa) for 4 transponders.
The satellite carries 38 transponders (34 are 36MHz, 4 are 54MHz bandwidth).