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Designator id: 1998-021G

Description of IRIDIUM 68 Satellite:

Iridium 68 was part of a planned commercial communications network comprised of a constellation of 66 LEO spacecraft. The system will use L-Band to provide global communications services through portable handsets. A total of 125 spacecraft will be built by Lockheed for more than $700M. Commercial service is planned to begin in 1998. The system will employ 15-20 ground stations with a master control complex in Landsdowne, VA, a backup in Italy, and a third engineering center in Chandler, AZ. The spacecraft was 3-axis stabilized, with a hydrazine propulsion system. It had 2 solar panels with 1-axis articulation. The system employed L-Band using FDMA/TDMA to provide voice at 4.8 kbps and data at 2400 bps with 16 dB margin. Each satellite had 48 spot beams for Earth coverage and used Ka-Band for crosslinks and ground commanding.

Technical data:

Launch Date: 1998-04-07
Launch Vehicle: Proton-K
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agencies:

Iridium (United States)



Source: Nasa

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 25291U 98021G   12339.15635158  .00000239  00000-0  78164-4 0   839
2 25291 086.3955 196.1538 0002403 078.6473 281.4975 14.34224344767630

Last TLE update on :2012-12-04

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