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Arabsat 5B



Arabsat 5B, also known as Badr 5, was launched on 03 June 2010 from Baikonur Cosmodrome at 22:00 UT. It was lifted into orbit using a Proton rocket with a Breeze M upper stage. Arabsat 5B is a telecommunications satellite that will provide direct broadcasting, HDTV programming and interactive services to the Middle East. It is a Eurostar E3000-style satellite with a 15-year life and is equipped with 56 Ku-band and four Ka-band transponders. Arabsat 5B is destined to join two older satellites at the orbital slot of 26-degrees East longitude over the equator and will provide full in-orbit back-up capacity for both Badr 4 and Badr 6.

Alternate Names

  • 36592
  • Arabsat5B

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2010-06-03
Launch Vehicle: Proton
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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