“Arabsat is always keen to sponsor and participate in various media events in the Arab world. Arabsat will be showcasing its new state-of–art Badr-7 satellite, which is considered a breakthrough in Arabsat satellites, offering a combination of TV broadcasting and satellite communications services,” says Khalid Balkheyour President and CEO of Arabsat.
Badr-7 is expected to be launched next year on Arabsat’s exclusive hotspot at 26 degrees East to cover the Middle East and Central Asia.
“The request for proposal for the manufacturing and launch of Arabsat’s four new satellites has been already been posed in an international tender in the market. Two of them are for Arabsat’s orbital positions and the other two are on the orbital position of Hellas-Sat, whose majority stake was acquired by Arabsat last year. These satellites will enhance and extend Arabsat coverage to include Europe, the Middle East and Africa,” adds Balkheyour.