Nilesat Egypt



Nilesat is the Egyptian Satellite Company, a joint stock company headquartered under the Free Zone Law in 6th of October City. Nilesat is also the name of a series of Egyptian communications satellites.



History


Nilesat was established in 1996 to operate Egyptian satellites, associated ground control stations and uplinking facilities. Nilesat has launched 2 satellites to the 7° West orbital neighborhood (Nilesat-101 and Nilesat-102), and launched its second-generation satellite, Nilesat-201 in August 2010.

In November 2013, Nilesat broadcasted around 700 TV channels, and over 100 digital radio channels uplinked either from Cairo, Dubai, Amman, Doha, Riyadh and Beirut and covering North Africa, the Middle East and the Gulf Region. Nearly 76% of the TV channels are free to air, the remaining channels are encrypted.

Nilesat viewership in the MENA region has shown steady growth, from 11 million households in 2003 to more than 43 million households in 2014. Nilesat is enjoying the highest viewership in the MENA region according to the most recent estimations in 2014, about 95 % of the house hold in the MENA region.



References:

www.nilesat.com.eg
www.wikipedia.com
www.satbeams.com
www.space.skyrocket.de
www.eutelsat.fr



Satellites 

Nilesat-101

Orbital Position: 7° W
Manufacturer: EADS Astrium (Airbus Defense & Space)
Launch date: 28 Apr 1998
Launch Operator: Arianespace S.A.
Launch vehicle: Ariane 44P
Expected lifetime: 15 years

Note: Retired

Nilesat-102

Orbital Position: 7° W
Manufacturer: EADS Astrium (Airbus Defense & Space)
Launch date: 17 Aug 2000
Launch Operator: Arianespace S.A.
Launch vehicle: Ariane 44LP
Expected lifetime: 15 years

Nilesat-201

Orbital Position: 7° W
Manufacturer: Thales Alenia Space
Launch date: 04 Aug 2010
Launch Operator: Arianespace S.A.
Launch vehicle: Ariane 5ECA
Expected lifetime: 15 years

Youtube: Watch the Nilesat-201 Satellite launch!

Nilesat-104 (Atlantic Bird 7, Eutelsat 7 West A)

Orbital Position: 7° W
Manufacturer: EADS Astrium (Airbus Defense & Space)
Launch date: 24 Sept 2011
Launch Operator: Space International services - SIS (Land Launch)
Launch vehicle: Zenit 3SLB
Expected lifetime: 15 years

Note: Nilesat is leasing capacity on the Eutelsat 7 West A satellite from Eutelsat and is branding this as Nilesat-104.

Youtube: Watch the Nilesat-104 Satellite launch!