Badrsat 4/5/6 at 26.0°E
About Badrsat (Arabsat) 4/5/6 at 26.0°E:
It has a mass of 4,800 kilograms (10,600 lb), carries forty transponders, sixteen broadcasting in the G/ H band of the NATO-defined spectrum, or the C band of the IEEE-defined spectrum, and twenty four operating in the NATO J bandor the IEEE Ku band.Its solar arrays are expected to generate around 12 kilowatts of power at the beginning of the satellite's design life, around 11 kilowatts at the end of it.
Now one of the world’s top satellite operators, and by far the leading satellite services provider in the Arab world, Arabsat carries over 500 TV channels over 200 Radio stations, 2 Pay-TV networks and a wide selection of HD channels reaching tens of millions of homes in more than 100 countries across the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Central Asia-including an audience of over 170 million viewers within the 21 Arab countries alone.
Operating a growing fleet of owned satellites at the 20°East, 26°East, 30.5°East, 39°East and 44.5°East positions of the geo stationary orbit, Badrsat/Arabsat is the only satellite operator in the MENA region offering the full spectrum of Broadcast, Arabsat/Badrsat is committed to stay at the forefront of best-in-class satellite services in the region, continuously expanding its range of customer-oriented solutions with an unparalleled level of quality and reliability, bringing in cutting-edge technology, providing the largest ever amount of capacity which positions Arabsat (Badrsat) to rapidly become the HDTV portal of the Middle East, plus constantly expanding footprints meeting the growing and evolving needs of its customers across the Arab world and beyond. Following launch, Arabsat-(4,5,6) separated into a geosynchronous transfer orbit. It will then use an apogee motor to raise itself into geostationary orbit. Once it reaches geostationary orbit, it will undergo testing before beginning operations at a longitude of 26.0 degrees East. It is expected to operated for fifteen years.