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Designator id: 1998-063A

Description of AFRISTAR Satellite:

Launched by an Ariane rocket from the Kourou Space Center, Afristar was the first WorldSpace satellite. It will broadcast digital radio over Africa and the Middle East. Small handheld radios were able to pick up the transmissions from its three L-band beams. The satellite carried from 24 to 96 radio channels with on-board processing to allow variable bit rates from mono to CD audio quality transmission. Broadcasters send their programs up to the satellite with a small X-band ground station.

Technical data:

Launch Date: 1998-10-28
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44L
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

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Source: Nasa

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 25515U 98063A   12338.93891757  .00000139  00000-0  10000-3 0  1427
2 25515 000.4335 076.3096 0004625 173.7899 182.0921 01.00274367 51668

Last TLE update on :2012-12-04

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