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Arabsat 6A

Arabsat 6A [Lockheed Martin]

Arabsat 6A is a Saudi Arabian geostationary communications satellite.

Arabsat and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) announced in April 2015 contracts for Lockheed Martin to manufacture two A2100 communications satellites - Arabsat 6A and HellasSat 4/SaudiGeoSat 1. The contracts were signed April 9, 2015. Construction of the satellites will commence immediately and will be completed for launch in 2018.

The satellite will be built on a modernized version of Lockheed Martin's A2100 bus, which builds on that flight-proven design with advanced innovations including propulsion, solar arrays and electronics.

Arabsat 6A will be located at 30.5 East. The satellite is designed for a 15-year service life, and will be manufactured in Denver, Colorado.

Nation: Saudi Arabia
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Arabsat
Contractors: Lockheed Martin
Equipment:
Configuration: A2100 (modernized)
Propulsion: Chemical
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: ~6000 kg; 3520 kg (dry)
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Arabsat 6A - 2018 CCK LC-39A Falcon-Heavy
Further Arabsat missions: