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Designator id: 1998-024B

Description of B-SAT 1B Satellite:

B-SAT 1B 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 109.9 deg E. It provided four-channel viewing capabilities to homes with small, low-cost receiver dishes. Services available included NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp), WOWOW (Japan Satellite Broadcasting Inc) and others. Like BSAT-1A, it carried four active and four spare high-power transponders in Ku-band, using 106-watt traveling wave tube amplifiers. Built as a back-up to BSAT-1A, its contracted life is 10 years.

Technical data:

Launch Date: 1998-04-28
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 4
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 1200.0 kg

Funding Agencies:

Broadcast Satellite System Corp of Tokyo (Japan)



Source: Nasa

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 25312U 98024B   12338.91907278 -.00000340  00000-0  00000+0 0  2952
2 25312 000.0654 312.0063 0004166 333.0870 228.8059 01.00272232 53366

Last TLE update on :2012-12-04

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