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Designator id: 1999-049D

Description of GLOBALSTAR M055 Satellite:

Globalstars M033, M050, M055, and M058 were the latest to join the American fleet of low orbit satellites that enable links between fixed or mobile phones located far away from cellular networks. With these four, the operational fleet has now 40 satellites. They were launched by a Soyuz-U booster from Baikonur at 14:33 UT. The eventual fleet of 52 (48 + 4 spares?) satellites will be monitored by a global network of 19 ground stations. Eight more Globalstars are due for Soyuz-U launches in October/November 1999.

Technical data:

Launch Date: 1999-09-22
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), United States

Funding Agencies:

Unknown (United States)



Source: Nasa

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 25910U 99049D   12338.67641331 -.00000083  00000-0  10000-3 0  9509
2 25910 051.9989 144.5395 0006257 349.9404 010.1322 12.29280444605381

Last TLE update on :2012-12-04

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