Badr A [SUPARCO]
Badr-A was the first pakistani satellite.
The spacecraft weighed 52 kg. It had 26 facets, and was electrically based on UoSAT-2. It carried Store and Forward transponder in the 144-146 MHz and 435-436 MHz bands.
The project objectives were:
It was originally planned for launch on a Shuttle mission in 1986, but was delayed due to the Challenger dissaster. Instead it was moved to the maiden flight of the Chinese CZ-2E rocket.
Contact was lost on the 20 August 1990 due to what is believed to be an electrical failure.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Lifetime:||35 days achieved|
|Orbit:||201 km × 984 km, 28.4°|
|Badr A||1990-059A||16.07.1990||Xi LC-2||CZ-2E||with Optus-MFS [PKM]|