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Badr A


Badr-A was the first pakistani satellite.

Badr-A was launched on the 16th of July 1990 from a Chinese CZ-2E launcher alongside a Optus-B dummy into a 201 × 984 km orbit inclined at 28.4, and was built by SUPARCO in Pakistan.

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. Contact was lost on the 20th August due to what is believed to be an electrical failure

Nation: Pakistan
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: SUPARCO
Contractors: SUPARCO
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 52 kg
Orbit: 201 km × 984 km, 28.4
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Badr A 1990-059A 16.07.1990 Xi LC-2 CZ-2E with Optus-MFS [PKM]
Further Badr missions: