|Mission type||Communications satellite|
|Operator||King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology|
|Mission duration||Planned: ~15 years |
|Launch mass||6,000 kg |
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||March 2019 |
|Launch site||KSC LC-39A|
|Longitude||30.5° E |
Arabsat-6A and Hellas Sat 4/SaudiGeoSat-1 are the two satellites of the Arabsat-6G program. These two satellites are the most advanced commercial communications satellites ever built by Lockheed Martin, and are based on an updated A2100 bus and use new solar panel technology.
Arabsat-6A will be positioned in geostationary orbit providing television, Internet, telephone and secure communications, to customers in the Middle East, Africa and Europe.
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