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Arabsat 5A



Arabsat 5A was launched into orbit from Kourou, French Guiana. The Ariane 5 commercial launcher lifted off at 21:41 UT. Arabsat 5A is a 4,839 kg Saudi Arabian satellite that is the second spacecraft launched this month for the Arab Satellite Communications Organization. It is equipped with a payload featuring 26 active transponders in the C-band and 24 in the Ku-band. Arabsat 5A will provide additional capacity at 30.5-degrees East for a large range of satellite communications services for television, telephony, business communications, Internet and the provision of VSAT and other interactive services over sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa and the Middle East.

Alternate Names

  • 36745
  • Arabsat5A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2010-06-26
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 4839 kg

Funding Agency

  • Arabsat Satellite Communications (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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