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Globalstar M008

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1998-023D

Description

Globalstar FM15 was the eighth of a planned 52 (48 operational and 4 on-orbit spares) satellites in the Space Systems Loral "Big LEO" global mobile communications network offering global real time voice, data and fax, was launched on a Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral. The satellite was 3-axis stabilized and employed magnetometers on a deployable boom, sun sensors, GPS as attitude sensors, and carried two deployable solar arrays delivering 1100 W. The satellites in the first-generation constellation were designed to operate at full performance for a minimum of 7.5 years.

The satellites in the system will be placed into low earth orbit in eight operational planes of six satellites each with a 1,414 kilometer circular orbit inclined at 52 degrees.

Alternate Names

  • 25309
  • GlobalstarM008

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1998-04-24
Launch Vehicle: Delta II 7420
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 450 kg
Nominal Power: 1100 W

Funding Agency

  • Globalstar (International)

Discipline

  • Communications

Additional Information

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