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Arabsat 2B



Arabsat 2B was a geosynchronous communications satellite of the 21-nation ARABSAT consortium and was launched by an Ariane 44L rocket from the Kourou center in French Guiana. The spacecraft provided radio and TV communications to the Middle East and neighboring countries. It was parked in a geostationary orbit at 21.9 deg E.

Alternate Names

  • 24652
  • Arabsat2B

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1996-11-13
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44L
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 2600 kg

Funding Agency

  • Arabsat Satellite Communications (International)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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