The satellite is based on the Eurostar E2000+ platform. Its payload was supplied by Alcatel Alenia Space. The Badr-4-payload consists of 28 active channels in Ku
band (16 in BSS
and 12 in FSS
). Payload power is about 6 kW. The satellite has two 2.5 m deployable antennas and one 1.35 m top floor antenna.
Badr 4 is located at 26.0°E.
Due to success of the satellite, Arabsat let another agreement for an upgraded version of Badr-4 communication satellite: in June 2006, Arabsat gave the contract to EADS Astrium for construction of Badr-6
, a high-power broadcast satellite to cover the Middle East and Africa.
Badr-6 was launched by an Ariane 5 on 7 July 2008.
This satellite carries 32 transponders
band/FSS & Ku
band/BSS. The spacecraft utilizes Astrium's Eurostar E2000+
platform to carry 22 C-band transponders (including eight 52 W moderate power transponders) and 12 Ku
- ^ a b c "Badr-4 & Badr-6". EADS Astrium. Archived from the original on 15 July 2010. Retrieved 22 July 2010.
- ^ "Badr 4 at 26.0°E". LyngSat.
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