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Argentinia's first satellite takes to the sky

October 2 - Chapman Freeborn Airchartering and Volga-Dnepr Airlines have transported the first-ever space satellite manufactured in Argentina, from San Carlos de Bariloche airport to its launch site in French Guiana.

The ARSAT-1 satellite and its specialised transport container, which weighed around 40 tonnes combined, were carried onboard an AN-124-100 freighter under the Ruslan International joint venture.

The flight was performed by Volga-Dnepr on behalf of Chapman Freeborn's Brazilian office.

ARSAT-1 is a geostationary communications satellite manufactured in Argentina by INVAP S.E. It is scheduled to be launched in October 2014, and will provide a wide range of telecommunications, data transmission, telephone and television services across Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay.

 

 

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