Arabsat-5A

NASA, US and European Partners Launch Mission to Monitor Global Ocean

Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 7:17pm

After arriving in orbit, the spacecraft separated from the rocket's second stage and unfolded its twin sets of solar arrays.

Key Points: 
  • After arriving in orbit, the spacecraft separated from the rocket's second stage and unfolded its twin sets of solar arrays.
  • Ground controllers successfully acquired the satellite's signal, and initial telemetry reports showed the spacecraft in good health.
  • His close family and friends attended the launch of the satellite that now carries his name.
  • The launch is managed by NASA's Launch Services Program, based at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Talia adds further satellite coverage with Arabsat strengthening its portfolio in the MENA region

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 3:00pm

With this agreement, Talia adds BADR-6 services to its satellite coverage portfolio of Ka-, Ku- and C-band solutions while enabling the company to provide full C-band redundancy to clients in the MENA region.

Key Points: 
  • With this agreement, Talia adds BADR-6 services to its satellite coverage portfolio of Ka-, Ku- and C-band solutions while enabling the company to provide full C-band redundancy to clients in the MENA region.
  • The strengthened collaboration also increases Talia's capacity on Arabsat 5A, located at 30.5 East.
  • The partnership between Talia and Arabsat is set to expand further as Talia is currently making plans to uplink Ku-band capacity on Badr-6A, a high-power satellite covering the MENA region which was launched by Arabsat in 2015.
  • Khalid Balkheyour, President and CEO, Arabsat, added: "Talia is a leading teleport, satellite and terrestrial network operator with extensive experience of the Middle East and Africa markets.