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Detailed information about MSAT M1 satellite

Designator id: 1996-022A

Description of MSAT M1 Satellite:

M-SAT 1 was a Canadian geostationary mobile telephone communications satellite launched by an Ariane 42P rocket from the Kourou Space Center to serve the North American continent. The spacecraft and its transponders are very similar to those of the American AMSC 1. It had the capability to support 2000 radio channels in L-band. The footprint covered the entire continental US and Canada, as well as Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and 200 mile of US and Canadian coastal waters. It was one of the first satellites to use Hughes' springback antennas, flexible 17-foot-by-22-foot ovals made of graphite.


Technical data:

Launch Date: 1996-04-20
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 42P
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

Funding Agencies:

TMI Communications and Co. Ltd (Canada)

Disciplines:

Communications

Source: Nasa

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 23846U 96022A   12341.63787339 -.00000071  00000-0  10000-3 0  3648
2 23846 004.8052 063.6728 0005767 196.3022 298.9920 01.00272354 60913

Last TLE update on :2012-12-07

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