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Airbus Defence and Space successfully delivers Arabsat-5C in orbit

Arabsat-5C is the 6th Eurostar satellite delivered to ARABSAT

The Arabsat-5C satellite has been handed over to ARABSAT by Airbus Defence and Space as part of the in-orbit delivery contract. In less than a week, Arabsat-5C is the third satellite based on the highly reliable Airbus Defence and Space’s Eurostar E3000 platform to enter commercial service

After the successful completion of in-orbit testing to ensure that all spacecraft functions were performing as expected, the Arabsat-5C satellite, launched by Ariane 5 on 21 September 2011, was officially transferred to ARABSAT on 26 October at the designated orbital location.

The Launch and Early Orbit Phases (LEOP) were conducted from the Airbus Defence and Space spacecraft control centre in Toulouse, and the In-Orbit Testing from the ARABSAT main control centre in Riyadh supported by the ARABSAT control centre in Tunis.


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