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Badr B2

Badr B2

Pakistani communications technology satellite. Pakistani experimental series with a variety of payloads.

Status: Operational 1990. First Launch: 1990-07-16. Last Launch: 2008-07-07. Number: 3 . Gross mass: 52 kg (114 lb).

Badr B was built in collaboration with the English company SIL and carried an Earth imager - the first step toward an indigenous military surveillance capability.

Family: Communications, Communications technology sat, Surveillance, Technology. Country: Pakistan. Launch Vehicles: Chang Zheng 2E, Ariane 5, Zenit-2, Ariane 5ECA. Launch Sites: Baikonur, Kourou, Xichang, Baikonur LC45/1, Xichang LC2, Kourou ELA3. Agency: Suparco, SIL. More at: 6377, 12145. Bibliography: 2, 279, 296, 552, 554, 6.


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Badr-ABadr-A
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Badr BBadr B
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1990 July 16 - . 00:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Xichang. Launch Complex: Xichang LC2. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 2E.
  • Badr-A - . Payload: Badr 1 + R&D. Mass: 52 kg (114 lb). Nation: Pakistan. Agency: Suparco. Class: Technology. Type: Communications technology satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Badr. Spacecraft: Badr. Decay Date: 1990-12-08 . USAF Sat Cat: 20685 . COSPAR: 1990-059A. Apogee: 988 km (613 mi). Perigee: 208 km (129 mi). Inclination: 28.5000 deg. Period: 96.70 min. First launch of new Chinese launch vehicle. Experimental Pakistani payload..

2001 December 10 - . 17:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC45/1. LV Family: Zenit. Launch Vehicle: Zenit-2.
  • Badr B - . Mass: 70 kg (154 lb). Nation: Pakistan. Agency: RAKA. Manufacturer: SIL. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Badr. Spacecraft: Badr. USAF Sat Cat: 27003 . COSPAR: 2001-056C. Apogee: 1,014 km (630 mi). Perigee: 985 km (612 mi). Inclination: 99.2000 deg. Period: 105.10 min. Badr B was Pakistan's second satellite. Built in collaboration with the English company SIL, it had a mass of 70 kg and carried an Earth imager..

2008 July 7 - . 21:47 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELA3. LV Family: Ariane 5. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5ECA.
  • Badr 6 - . Mass: 52 kg (114 lb). Nation: Pakistan. Agency: Arianespace. Class: Communications. Type: Military communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Badr. Spacecraft: Badr. USAF Sat Cat: 33154 . COSPAR: 2008-034B. Apogee: 35,801 km (22,245 mi). Perigee: 35,770 km (22,220 mi). Inclination: 0.1000 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min.


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