Arabsat 5A [Astrium]
Arabsat-5A, a Eurostar-3000 model, will have a launch mass of 4,800kg and a spacecraft power of 11 kW at the end of its 15-year service lifetime. Equipped with a payload featuring 16 active transponders in C-band and 24 in Ku-band, the multi-mission Arabsat-5A satellite will take over from Arabsat-2B and provide additional capacity at 30.5º East for a large range of satellite communications services such as television backhauling and broadcasting, telephony, business communications, Internet trunking and the provision of VSAT and other interactive services, over sub-Saharan Africa, North-Africa and the Middle East.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Contractors:||Astrium (prime), Thales Alenia Space (payload)|
|Equipment:||16 active C-band transponders, 24 active Ku-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Arabsat 5A||26.06.2010||Ko ELA-3||Ariane-5ECA||with COMS 1|