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Saudicomsat 3



Saudicomsat 3 is one of five Saudi Arabian communications nanosatellites that were launched by a Dnepr rocket from Baikonur at 07:02 UT on 17 April 2007. Each is a 12 kg CubeSat that was built by the students and faculty of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) for storing and then forwarding communications. They are the first five among a planned fleet of 24 such nanosatellites.

Alternate Names

  • 31125
  • Saudicomsat3

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2007-04-17
Launch Vehicle: Dnepr
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Saudi Arabia)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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