Arabsat-2B & Measat-2

Launch Time
Wed Nov 13, 1996 22:40 UTC

Flight V92.


Ariane 44L
Image Credit: Arianespace
Status: Retired
Liftoff Thrust: 6,000 kN
Payload to GTO: 4,720 kg
Stages: 3
Strap-ons: 4
Rocket Height: 58.72 m

Mission Details


The Arab Satellite Communications Organization (often abbreviated as Arabsat) is a communications satellite operator in the Arab World, headquartered in the city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Arabsat was created to deliver satellite-based, public, and private telecommunications services to the Arab States, in accordance with International Standards. With 21 member countries, the organization plays a vital role in enhancing communications in the Arab World.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 2,637.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd, formerly Binariang Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd is a Malaysian communications satellite operator, which owns and operates the MEASAT (Malaysia East Asia Satellite) and AFRICASAT spacecraft. The company provides satellite services to leading international broadcasters, Direct-To-Home (DTH) platforms, and telecom operators. With capacity across six communication satellites, the company provides satellite services to over 150 countries representing 80% of the world’s population across Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Australia.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 1,520.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


ELA-2, Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana, France



67th orbital launch attempt


82nd mission
10th mission of 1996
77th successful mission
21st consecutive successful mission

Ariane 4

63rd mission
10th mission of 1996
60th successful mission
21st consecutive successful mission