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Arabsat 4B



ArabSat 4B, also known as BADR 4, is a Saudi Arabian geostationary communications satellite that was launched by a Proton-M rocket from Baikonur at 20:01 UT on 08 November 2006. The 3.3 tonne (with fuel) satellite carries 28 Ku-band transponders to provide voice and video communications to the West Asia region, after parking near 30-degrees East longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 29526
  • BADR 4
  • Arabsat4B

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2006-11-08
Launch Vehicle: Proton-M
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

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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