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Detailed information about AFRISTAR satellite

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

Funding Agencies:


Disciplines:

Communications

Source: Nasa

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 25515U 98063A   12340.96477611  .00000140  00000-0  10000-3 0  1446
2 25515 000.4378 076.3161 0004606 174.2325 192.9698 01.00275255 51687

Last TLE update on :2012-12-07

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