Nilesat 201 launches successfully

Nilesat has successfully launched its latest satellite, Nilesat 201.

Nilesat 201 will enable the Egyptian satellite operator to deliver digital DTH services and high-speed data transmission services to North Africa and the Middle East. It is equipped with 24 Ku-band and four Ka-band transponders and will be positioned at an orbital slot of 7° West.

The satellite launched yesterday from Kourou, French Guyana, onboard an Arianespace rocket.