Arabsat Badr 6 Satellite at 26.0° East

The Global eXclusive Satellite Telecommunication Services & Fiber Optic Networks is pleased to present the BADR 6 at 26.0°E. Designed and built for growth, the BADR 6 at 26.0°E was manufactured by EADS Astrium. It is the last satellite in the Eurostar-2000+ model bus series. The payload power of the satellite is 6.6 kW. The BADR 6 at 26.0°E is fueled by solar panels 32 meters long which generates 7.8 kilowatts of power. 

Launch


The BADR 6 at 26.0°E was launched on July 7, 2008. The launch took place at the Guiana Space Center, outside of Kourou, French Guiana. The BADR 6 at 26.0°E reached orbit on the Ariane 5 ECA launcher. At pre-launch, the BADR 6 at 26.0°E weighed 3346 kg. Once in orbit, the dry mass of the BADR 6 at 26.0°E stood at 1510 kg. During orbital tests, the satellite performed flawlessly. Arabsat officially took ownership of the satellite one month later. 

An Orbital Hotspot


The BADR 6 at 26.0°E sustains a geostationary orbit. Its location is a prime orbital real estate to reach 130 million customers in the Middle East and North Africa. BADR 6 at 26.0°E uses a Norad number of 33154, and a Cospar number of 2008-034B. The Global eXclusive Satellite Telecommunication Services & Fiber Optic Networks offers you the opportunity to take advantage of the satellite's wide footprint to reach your audience across all of the Middle East. 

Transponders


The transponders, of course, are the star of the show and the muscle of the BADR 6 at 26.0°E. With 20 medium power and 4 high power transponders in the C-band, and 20 transponders in the Ku-band, this satellite gets the job done. The transponders deliver immaculate direct TV broadcasting, broadband internet, and HDTV services.

Performance Record


The Global eXclusive Satellite Telecommunication Services & Fiber Optic Networks is delighted with the performance of EADS Astrium, a trusted and proven company, with years of experience in the industry. EADS Astrium has designed and built several satellites for Arabsat, also an industry leader. Arabsat enjoys nearly thirty years of experience in the operation of communication satellites. The BADR 6 at 26.0°E is known for its dependability and excellent performance. 

Ready For Growth


The BADR 6 at 26.0°E has a minimum operational life of 15 years, although The Global eXclusive Satellite Telecommunication Services & Fiber Optic Networks has found that state-of-the-art satellites such as this operate very successfully beyond their stated lifetime. This satellite will continue to fill a swiftly growing demand for years to come. The satellite is constructed primarily for direct home services, which is expected to become a booming market in the satellite's large footprint. In addition, it will provide internet and HDTV in the entire Middle East, North Africa and a sizable portion of sub-Saharan Africa. The Global eXclusive Satellite Telecommunication Services & Fiber Optic Networks welcomes you to the future of satellite communications with the BADR 6 at 26.0°E.

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