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RASCOM-QAF1R Resource at 2.9° East
Based on a co-located system concept, the planned fleet will be conceived to secure the operator business plan in case of partial satellite failure :
Ku-Ku band transmissions
C-C band transmissions
C-Ku and Ku-C transmissions
A capacity of 24.5 equivalent channels, each having 36 MHz bandwidth
RASCOM-QAF satellites connectivity
"A full connectivity between all African countries associated to C and Ku-band cross-links. "
Overall capacity with 2 collocated satellites
RASCOM-QAF Frequency Resource
Abidjan, February 21, 2002 - The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) confirmed on February 8, 2002 the successful filing by the Regional African Satellite Communications Organization (RASCOM) of the 2.9° East orbital position. This is a significant achievement for the whole African continent, as it provides RASCOM and its member countries, with co-ordinated and sufficient spectrum in C and Ku bands to launch its first telecommunication satellite system.
Despite the well-known complexity of the regulatory process, such an achievement was possible because of a strong political commitment of over 50 African countries, and the involvement of many African experts, the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) and the ITU top management. The support provided by the regulatory team of ALCATEL SPACE, a RASCOM partner, was also essential to achieve this success.