Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Volga-Dnepr AN-124 visits Bariloche (BRC) to transport Arsat-1 satellite to French Guyana

Volga-Dnepr Antonov AN-124-100 Ruslan, RA-82067 (c/n 9773052255117) visited Bariloche (BRC) on 30Aug14 where it picked up the first telecommunications satellite built in Argentina, Arsat 1, for delivery to French Guyana via Buenos Aires Ezeiza (EZE).

The US$ 270 million satellite, which was manufactured by the Province of Rio Negro state entity, Invap, and the national government agency, Arsat, is scheduled to be launched into space orbit in mid-October.   





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