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Detailed information about B-SAT 1A satellite

Designator id: 1997-016B

Description of B-SAT 1A Satellite:

B-SAT 1A was a geosynchronous communications satellite launched from the Kourou Space Station aboard an Ariane 44LP rocket. This Hughes satellite was created for the Broadcasting Satellite System Corp of Japan and was positioned at 110 deg E. It provided direct broadcast analog TV to over 12 million customers throughout Japan. It was three-axis stabilized and generated 2 kW of electrical power. It was equipped with eight Ku-band transponders.

Technical data:

Launch Date: 1997-04-16
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44L
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 723.0 kg
Nominal Power: 1200.0 W
Funding Agencies:

Broadcast Satellite System Corp of Tokyo (Japan)



Source: Nasa

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 24769U 97016B   12340.56760067 -.00000281  00000-0  10000-3 0  5024
2 24769 001.8821 065.7709 0002351 174.7845 184.6480 00.99123591 57216

Last TLE update on :2012-12-07

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