Badr 5 (Arabsat 5B) [Astrium]
Badr-5 (technically Arabsat-5B), a Eurostar-3000 model, will have a launch mass of 5,400 kg and a spacecraft power of 14 kW at the end of its 15-year service lifetime. Equipped with a payload featuring 56 active transponders in Ku-band and Ka-band, Badr-5 will primarily provide full in-orbit back-up capacity both for Badr-4 and Badr-6. Co-located with the rest of Arabsat's Badr constellation of Direct-To-Home satellites at its 26° East video "hot-spot", it will guarantee to its broadcasting customers a unique "hot" redundancy, the highest level ever in the region. Complementary missions include supporting the expected boom of HD-TV and, thanks to its Ka-band capacity, the development of sophisticated interactive services.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Contractors:||Astrium (prime), Thales Alenia Space (payload)|
|Equipment:||56 active transponders in Ku-band and Ka-band|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Badr 5 (Arabsat 5B)||03.06.2010||TB LC-200/39||Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.2)|
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