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Detailed information about GLOBALSTAR M046 satellite

Designator id: 1999-012C

Description of GLOBALSTAR M046 Satellite:

Globalstar M46 was one of a planned 52 (48 operational and 4 on-orbit spares) satellites in the Space Systems Loral "Big LEO" global mobile communications network offering global real time voice, data and fax, was launched on a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur cosmodrome. The satellite was 3-axis stabilized and employed magnetometers on a deployable boom, sun sensors, GPS as attitude sensors, and carried two deployable solar arrays delivering 1100 W. The satellites in the first-generation constellation were designed to operate at full performance for a minimum of 7.5 years.

The satellites in the system will be placed into low earth orbit in eight operational planes of six satellites each with a 1,414 kilometer circular orbit inclined at 52 degrees.


Technical data:

Launch Date: 1999-03-15
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 222.0 kg
Nominal Power: 1100.0 W
Funding Agencies:

Globalstar (International)

Disciplines:

Communications

Source: Nasa

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 25651U 99012C   12338.75257791 -.00000080  00000-0  10000-3 0   141
2 25651 052.0061 252.8548 0003171 087.7189 272.4019 12.09290985630066

Last TLE update on :2012-12-04

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