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Globalstar M031



Globalstars A, B, C and D were the latest to join the fleet of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites that enable communications among stationary or mobile phones located far away from cellular networks. They were launched by a Soyuz-U rocket from Baikonur at 13:32 UT. This brings the total to 44 of the planned fleet of 48 satellites. One more Soyuz launch in November 1999 completed the fleet, and a subsequent Delta 2 launch will provide four on-orbit spares.

Alternate Names

  • 25946
  • GlobalstarM031

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1999-10-18
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Globalstar (International)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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