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Satellite Name: BADR 5 (Arabsat 5B)
Status: active
Position: 26° E (26° E)
NORAD: 36592
Cospar number: 2010-025A
Operator: Arabsat
Launch date: 3-Jun-2010
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome
Launch vehicle: Proton M
Launch mass (kg): 5420
Dry mass (kg):  
Manufacturer: Airbus Defence and Space
Model (bus): Eurostar-3000
Orbit: GEO
Expected lifetime: 15 yrs.
Call sign:  
Beacon(s): 11699.20H, 11699.00V
56 Ku and Ka-band transponders to provide full in-orbit back-up capacity both for Badr-4 and Badr-6 television services, covering a stretched zone encompassing the entire Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and beyond. Complementary missions will include supporting the expected boom of HD-TV and, thanks to its Ka-band capacity, the development of new sophisticated interactive television services from broadcasters.
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