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SpaceX launched a telecommunication Satellite named Arabsat BADR-8

Published on May 30, 2023
Current Context: SpaceX launched the Badr-8 TV broadcast and telecoms satellite on May 27, 2023 for Saudi Arabia-based fleet operator Arabsat. The satellite lifted off at 12:30 a.m.
SpaceX launched a telecommunication Satellite named Arabsat BADR-8
  • Eastern on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, and separated from the rocket in geosynchronous transfer orbit about 37 minutes later.
  • The satellite is designed to replace and expand Arabsat’s C-band and Ku-band capacity across Europe, Middle East, Africa, and central Asia over its 15-year design life.
  • It also carries an experimental photonics feeder link called Teleo, which is designed to provide space to ground optical communications at gigabit speeds and is more robust against signal jamming


Q.1 What is the name of the satellite that SpaceX launched on May 27, 2023?
a. Badr-7
b. Badr-10
c. Badr-9
d. Badr-8
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