Satellite Saudicomsat-1 of Riyadh Space Research Institute

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Saudicomsat-1
Country of Operator/Owner Saudi Arabia
Operator/Owner Riyadh Space Research Institute
Users Commercial
Purpose Technology Development
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Sun-Synchronous
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 697
Apogee (km) 747
Eccentricity 0.00352509870276368
Inclination (degrees) 98
Period (minutes) 99.2
Launch Mass (kg.) 12
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 29-06-2004
Expected Lifetime
Contractor Space Research Institute, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology
Country of Contractor Saudi Arabia
Launch Site Baikonur Cosmodrome
Launch Vehicle Dnepr 1
COSPAR Number 2004-025D
NORAD Number 28369
Comments Communications services; part of planned 24-satellite constellation. First commercial satellites.


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