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Orbcomm FM-02



Orbcomm-FM 2 was an American minisatellite launched by the same Pegasus rocket that launched Microlab 1. The main payload was a transponder to relay the GPS-determined locations of cargo trucks and data from oil pipeline monitors. Both Orbcomm-FM 1 and Orbcomm-FM 2 experienced transmission or reception problems. Efforts were underway to remedy the problems.

Alternate Names

  • 23546
  • Orbcomm FM-2
  • OrbcommFM-02

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1995-04-03
Launch Vehicle: Pegasus
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States
Mass: 41 kg
Nominal Power: 160 W

Funding Agency

  • ORBCOMM (United States)


  • Navigation/Global Positioning

Additional Information

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

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