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Saudisat 1C

Also known as SO-50, Saudi Oscar 50


Designation 27607 / 02058C
Launch date 20 Dec 2002
Country of origin Saudi Arabia
Mission Telecommunications
Perigee/Apogee 650 km
Inclination 64.6°
Period 98 min
Launch vehicle Dnepr #3

The satellite will be used for purely commercial, non-military purposes to provide data on weather conditions and oil exploration besides monitoring the movement of vehicles.

Satellite entirely made by Saudi Arabian teams.

External resources

sat-index articles

Technical data


Prime contractor Saudi Institute for Space Research at KACST (King Abdulaziz City for Science and Tech), Riyadh
Mass at launch 10 kg
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Solar array  
DC power  
Design lifetime  

Amateur payload:
Uplink at 145.850 MHz, Downlink at 436.800 MHz

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