Badr 5A (Arabsat 5A)

Saudi Arabia

Spacecraft n:

Saudi Arabian spacecraft n: 23


Launch data:

Designation 36745 / 10032B
Launch date 26 June 2010 - 21:41 UT
Launch site Ko, ELA-3
Launch vehicle  Ariane-5ECA (L552, V195)
Mission Government: Communications
Geostationary orbit on Jul 10.80:
Perigee / Apogee 35776 x 35796 km
Eccentricity 0.0002
Inclination 0.03 deg
Period 1436.08 min


Spacecraft data:

Prime contractor  EADS Astrium (prime)
Thales Alenia Space (payload)
Platform  Eurostar-3000
Operator Arab Satellite Communications Org. (ASCO)
Mass at launch  4839 kg
Dry Mass  kg
Basic shape  Box + 2 panels
Dimension (m) 2.1 x 2.35 x 4.5
Equipment 16 active C-band transponders, 24 active Ku-band transponders
Solar array  39.4 span
Stabilization  
DC power  
Design lifetime  > million years, active: 15 yrs - still active


Location:

DatePositionRemarks
 July 2010  30.50° W 

Mission details:


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