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MARECS B2 was a geostationary maritime communications satellite launched from the Kourou Space Center in French Guiana aboard an Ariane rocket. It was placed in geosynchronous orbit at 345 deg E. It was part of the INMARSAT world-wide maritime communications satellite network.

Alternate Names

  • 15386
  • Marecs PAC 1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1984-11-10
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 3
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 563 kg

Funding Agency

  • European Space Agency (International)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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