TIBA-1 is a communications spacecraft made for civil and governmental communications, launched by Arianespace on the account of the Egyptian government. It is designed to remain in service more than 15 years.
Airbus Defence and Space is co-prime contractor with Thales Alenia Space for TIBA-1. Secure communications performs multiple tasks in the projects including design, monitoring and coordination of the infrastructure for the ground segment along with an overall system-level engineering, testing specification, qualification and support.
On the 16th of October 2019, the TIBA-1 satellite left Airbus Defence and Space in Toulouse.
Ariane 5 was successfully launched on the 26th of November at Kourou, with two satellites on board, including TIBA-1. It was the 4th launch of Ariane 5 in 2019, and the 250th launch of an Ariane.
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