|Mission duration||13 years|
|Manufacturer||Thales Alenia Space|
|Launch mass||3,038 kilograms (6,698 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||20 April 2009, 08:15:59UTC|
|Perigee||35,775 kilometres (22,230 mi)|
|Apogee||35,811 kilometres (22,252 mi)|
|Epoch||25 October 2013, 02:29:49 UTC|
SICRAL 1B is a military communications satellite built by Thales Alenia Space for Italian Armed Forces. It is a dual-use spacecraft: Telespazio will use some of the satellite's transmission capacity and some will be used by the Italian defense ministry and NATO. The spacecraft is based on the Italsat 3000 bus and includes one EHF/Ka band, three UHF-band and five active SHF-band transponders. It is designed to be operable for 13 years.
- Peat, Chris (25 October 2013). "SICRAL 1B - Orbit". Heavens Above. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
- "Sea Launch Counts Down to SICRAL 1B Launch". Sea Launch. Archived from the original on 2009-04-19.
- "Italian satellite SICRAL 1B ready for launch on April 19". Thales Alenia Space. 9 April 2009. Archived from the original on 3 February 2013.
- "Sea Launch Successfully Delivers SICRAL 1B Satellite to Orbit". Sea Launch. April 20, 2009.
|This article about one or more spacecraft of Italy is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|