Satellite footprints

BADR-5 (ArabSat-5B) at 26° East

Position:26° East
Manufacturer:Airbus Defense & Space
Launch operator:ILS
Launch vehicle:Proton M/Breeze
Launch date:06/04/2010
Expected lifetime:15+ Years

BADR-5 (Arabsat-5B), was constructed by EADS Astrium (Airbus Defense & Space) and based on the Eurostar-3000 model. The satellite had a launch mass of 5,400 kg and a spacecraft power of 14 kW at the end of its 15-year service lifetime. BADR-5 is equipped with a payload, provided by Thales Alenia Space, of 56 active transponders in Ku-band and Ka-band.

The satellite will primarily provide full in-orbit back-up capacity both for ArabSat’s 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.

Launch operator ILS orbited the satellite on June 4th, 2010 on a Proton M/Briz rocket fro  the Baikonour Cosmodrome launch site in Kazachstan.

BADR-5 (ArabSat-5B) at 26° East

ArabSat BADR-5 shipped from factory
ArabSat BADR-5 transported to ILS launch site
ArabSat-4B on Proton rocket
ArabSat BADR-5 on Proton rocket
ArabSat BADR-5 launched on Proton rocket
Arabsat-5b in orbit

BADR-5 (ArabSat-5B) at 26° East

ArabSat BADR-5 Ku-band FSS (Central Asia) Downlink
ArabSat BADR-5 Ku-band FSS (MENA) Beam Downlink