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Arabsat 4A

Proton-M Briz-M

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Launch Status
Failure

Mission


Arabsat 4A

  • Type: Communications
  • Orbit: Geostationary Orbit

The Arabsat-4 spacecraft are based on the Eurostar-2000+ version of the Eurostar satellite family. Both satellites received the names Badr-1 and Badr-4 respectively in February 2006. Badr 1 did not reach its planned orbit, when the upper stage of the Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3) launch vehicle failed. After evaluating a lunar fly-by maneuvre to rescue the satellite, Badr 1 was deorbited on 24.03.2006 over the pacific.

Location


200/39 (200L)

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

200/39 (200L) has witnessed the launch of 167 rockets, including 167 orbital launch attempts, while Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan, has been the site for 1545 rocket launches.

200/39 (200L)

Rocket


Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center Proton-M Briz-M

Proton-M Briz-M

Agency


Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center is a Moscow-based producer of spacecraft and space-launch systems, including the Proton and Rokot rockets and is currently developing the Angara rocket family. The Proton launch vehicle launches from Baikonur and Rokot launches from Baikonur and Plesetsk. Angara will launch from Plesetsk and Vostochny.

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center
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