LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Failure
Tue Feb 28 2006
Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Arabsat 4A

Launch Failure
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

February 28, 2006 at 3:10 PM EST

(February 28, 2006 at 8:10 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

February 28, 2006 at 3:10 PM EST

(February 28, 2006 at 8:10 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

February 28, 2006 at 3:10 PM EST

(February 28, 2006 at 8:10 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Communications
    • 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.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

    Pad

    200/39 (200L)