Satellite Badr 6 (Arabsat 4AR) of Arab Satellite Communications Org. (ASCO)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Badr 6 (Arabsat 4AR)
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) 26.08
Perigee (km) 35768
Apogee (km) 35805
Eccentricity 0.000438840985375921
Inclination (degrees) 0.05
Period (minutes) 1436.1
Launch Mass (kg.) 3400
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts) 6000
Date of Launch 07-07-2008
Expected Lifetime 15 yrs.
Contractor EADS Astrium
Country of Contractor France/UK/Germany/Spain
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Ariane 5 ECA
COSPAR Number 2008-034B
NORAD Number 33154
Comments 24 C-band, 20 Ku-band transponders, direct-to-home voice, video, and internet services to the Middle East and North Africa.


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