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Saudisat 1a, 1b, 1c (Saudi-OSCAR 41, 42, 50 / SO 41, 42, 50)

Saudisat 1a

Saudisat 1b

Saudisat-1a and Saudisat-1b (Saudi Arabian Satellite) are the first Saudi Arabian micro satellites. They are designed and built by the Space Research Institute at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

They are both low Earth orbiting Satellites designed to provide store-and-forward communications and carry several space experiments. They carry amateur radio communications payload. The satellites are currently operating some experments. When opened to the public, the amateur payload will operating in mode-J.

Nation: Saudi Arabia
Type / Application: Technology
Operator: KACST Space Research Institute
Contractors: KACST Space Research Institute, SpaceQuest
Configuration: 23 cm cube
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 10 kg
Orbit: 625 km × 656 km, 64.56 (#1a); 632 km × 664 km, 64.55 (#1b); 633 km × 690 km, 64.56 (#1c)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
SaudiSat 1a (Saudi-OSCAR 41, SO 41) 2000-057D 26.09.2000 Ba LC-109/95 Dnepr with MegSat 1, Unisat 1, SaudiSat 1b, Tiungsat 1
SaudiSat 1b (Saudi-OSCAR 42, SO 42) 2000-057E 26.09.2000 Ba LC-109/95 Dnepr with MegSat 1, Unisat 1, SaudiSat 1a, Tiungsat 1
SaudiSat 1c (Saudi-OSCAR 50, SO 50) 2002-058C 20.12.2002 Ba LC-109/95 Dnepr with Unisat 2, LatinSat A, LatinSat B, Rubin 2, TrailBlazer-2001-Dummy

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