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Saudisat 5A, 5B

Saudisat 5 [KACST]

SaudiSat 5A and 5B are two Saudi-Arabian earth observation and technology demonstration satellites developed by the KACST (King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology).

Saudisat 5 satellites feature a regionally optimized hyper-spectral imaging system. They are a replacement for Saudisat 2 and Saudisat 3.

Both SaudiSat 5 were launched by a Chinese CZ-2D (2) rocket.

Nation: Saudi Arabia
Type / Application: Technology, Earth observation
Operator: KACST Space Research Institute
Contractors: KACST Space Research Institute
Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 425 kg
Orbit: 533 km × 551 km, 97.63
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
SaudiSat 5A 2018-102A 07.12.2018 Jq SLS-2 CZ-2D (2) with SaudiSat 5B, Tianyi 3-01, Tianyi y-0y, Tianyi z-0z, Sagittarius 01, Ladybird 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7
SaudiSat 5B 2018-102C 07.12.2018 Jq SLS-2 CZ-2D (2) with SaudiSat 5A, Tianyi 3-01, Tianyi y-0y, Tianyi z-0z, Sagittarius 01, Ladybird 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7