Satellite Badr 5 (Arabsat 5B) of Arab Satellite Communications Org. (ASCO)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Badr 5 (Arabsat 5B)
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
Perigee (km) 35834
Apogee (km) 35883
Eccentricity 0.000580176894751175
Inclination (degrees) 0.06
Period (minutes) 1439.76
Launch Mass (kg.) 5420
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 03-06-2010
Expected Lifetime 15 yrs.
Contractor EADS Astrium
Country of Contractor France/UK/Germany/Spain
Launch Site Baikonur Cosmodrome
Launch Vehicle Proton
COSPAR Number 2010-025A
NORAD Number 36592
Comments Second generation; radio and tv communications to Middle East; 26 C-band, 24 ku-band transponders.


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