Satellite Badr 4 (Arabsat 4B) of Arab Satellite Communications Org. (ASCO)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Badr 4 (Arabsat 4B)
Country of Operator/Owner Multinational
Operator/Owner Arab Satellite Communications Org. (ASCO)
Users Government
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 26.02
Perigee (km) 35780
Apogee (km) 35791
Eccentricity 0.000130469333776138
Inclination (degrees) 0.07
Period (minutes) 1436.06
Launch Mass (kg.) 3304
Dry Mass (kg.) 1487
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 08-11-2006
Expected Lifetime 15 yrs.
Contractor EADS Astrium
Country of Contractor France/UK/Germany/Spain
Launch Site Baikonur Cosmodrome
Launch Vehicle Proton M
COSPAR Number 2006-051A
NORAD Number 29526
Comments 28 Ku-band transponders; voice and video communications to West Asia region.


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