Satellite Saudicomsat-5 of Riyadh Space Research Institute

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Saudicomsat-5
Country of Operator/Owner Saudi Arabia
Operator/Owner Riyadh Space Research Institute
Users Commercial
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Sun-Synchronous
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 651
Apogee (km) 725
Eccentricity 0.00524227826579768
Inclination (degrees) 97.8
Period (minutes) 98.5
Launch Mass (kg.) 12
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 17-04-2007
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
COSPAR Number 2007-012H
NORAD Number 31124
Comments Communications services; part of planned 24-satellite constellation. First commercial satellites.


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