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BS-2A (Broadcasting Satellite-2A) was launched using the N-2 launch vehicle from the Tanegashima Space Center of the National Space Development Agency of Japan. The national name for the satellite was Yuri-2B. The mission objectives of the BS-2 program were to eliminate poor television reception areas and to develop the technology concerning broadcasting satellites.

Alternate Names

  • Yuri 2B
  • 16597

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1986-02-12
Launch Vehicle: N-2
Launch Site: Tanegashima, Japan
Mass: 677 kg

Funding Agency

  • National Space Development Agency (NASDA) (Japan)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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