Satellites Arabsat 5A and 5B recommend Proton-M
* Janusz Sulisz
* Last update: 2009-11-12 10:32:47
* Source: sat24.ru
The Russian government has approved the launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Arab satellites Arabsat Arabsat 5A, and 5B. This means that their mission will be carried out using Proton-M/Breeze-M launchers. Satellites will be built by EADS Astrium and Thales Alenia Space on the Eurostar 3000 platform, and will start their weight were 4800 kg and 5400 kg.
Arabsat 5A will be equipped with 16 transponders in C band and 24 Ku-band transponders, will replace the Arabsat 2B satellite at orbital position 30.5 E. By contrast, satellite Arabsat 5B will have 56 Ku-band transponders, and its target is 26E orbital position.