|Launch vehicle.||Spacebus 100, who ultimatly went up on a Ariane 3 rocket.|
|Launch date.||8 February, 1985, 23:22:00 UTC.|
|Launch site.||Kourou ELA-1.|
|Ceased operations.||~8 February 1992.|
|Is it still in orbit.||Unknown. It had a solar panel extension malfunction and some other later failures, so it was only used as a backup status once the next satellite was launched until it was abandoned completely in late 1991.|
|Launch mass.||1,170 kilograms (2,580 lb).|
|Satellite type.||Communications satellite.|
|Links.||http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_Satellite_Communications_Organization, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabsat-1A and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spacebus#Spacebus_100.|
It has been replaced by several subsequent new Arabsat satellites over the years.
- See also: Space satellites
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