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Alcomsat-1 is an algerian telecommunications satellite built in partnership with China Great Wall Industry Corporation. the satellite is to be launched before June 2017 on board a Chinese launch vehicle and will be placed at longitude 24.8w. Alcomsat-1 weights 5.8 tons ,Carries transponders working on : KU,KA,X,UHF and EHF bands and will cover north Africa . two controle centers were built in algeria and will be operated by algerian personnel formed in china, a commercial center was built in oran.
the project of an algerian satellite for communications dates to the 80th and was reinitiated with the creation of the Algerian Space Agency in year 2002, a national workgroup was created in order to implement the project. multiple national and international counceling offerts won by a chinese company were announced to define needs in the fields of telecommunications satellites , It will enable algeria develop its communications infrastructures, democratize the use of modern technologies and promote the freedom of expression. It will asure autonaumy in fields of TV broadcasting , secured communications , VSAT, and internet access . alcomsat-1 will also be benifitial for other nations of the region.