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Badr 6



Badr 6, also known as Arabsat 4AR, is a geostationary communications craft (owned by the Arabsat consortium) that was launched by an Ariane 5 ECA rocket from Kourou at 21:47 UT on 07 July 2008. The 3.4 tonne (with fuel) craft carries 24 C-band, and 20 Ku-band transponders to provide direct-to-home (DTH) voice, video, and internet services to the Middle-East and North African region after parking over 26-degrees East longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 33154
  • Arabsat 4AR
  • Badr6

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2008-07-07
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 3400 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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