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Arabsat launches Badr-5

Arabsat has successfully launched its latest satellite Badr-5 from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

Badr-5 will be co-located with Badr-4 and Badr-6 satellites at 26° East. It will provide capacity for over 700 TV channels, broadband services and backup for the Arabsat fleet.

Khalid Balkheyour, president and CEO of Arabsat said Badr-5A would launch on June 23 to be located at 30.5° East.

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