Badr 6 (Arabsat 4AR)
Saudi Arabian spacecraft n°: 21
33154 / 08034B
07 Jul 2008 - 21:47 UT
Geostationary orbit on:
Perigee / Apogee
35768 x 35805 km
EADS Astrium (FR/UK/Germ)
Arab Satellite Communications Org. (ASCO)
Mass at launch
Ariane 5 vehicle L541, flight V184 was launched from Kourou on Jul 7.
Badr 6 is an Astrium Eurostar 2000+ satellite for Arabsat of Riyadh; it is also known as Arabsat 4AR, and replaces Arabsat 4A which was lost in a 2006 Proton launch failure.
24 C-band, 20 Ku-band transponders, direct-to-home voice, video, and internet services to the Middle East and North Africa.
: #7(JR598), #78a, #226 - update: 03.01.10