It was manufactured by the European company Matra Marconi Space
). At launch, the spacecraft weighed 1,827 kg (fully fuelled). The receiver dish diameter is 50 cm to 75 cm. The transponder output power is 100 W and 12 Ku-band transponders with a bandwidth of 33 MHz. The maximum power consumption is 3.06 kW. The satellite utilizes a three axis stabilization system.
The satellite is powered by two deployable solar arrays, with the power being stored on batteries.
Nilesat 102 is operated by the Egyptian satellite Co. Nilesat
, which was established in 1996 with the purpose of operating Egyptian satellites and their associated mission control center
and ground stations
. The two control centers are located in Cairo and Alexandria.
The two satellites carried more than 150 TV channels, adding 50 more channels than when only Nilesat 101 was operational. Additional services provided include data transmission, turbo internet, and multicasting operations.
End of Mission
NileSat 102 was retired in June 2018 and moved to a graveyard orbit.
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