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Orion 2



ORION 2 was an American geosynchronous communications spacecraft launched by an Ariane 44LP rocket from Kourou at 06:22 UT. The 3,800 kg (including 2,200 kg of fuel) and 10.6 kW spacecraft carried 48 Ku-band transponders to provide voice and video communications to the Americas, Europe, and Africa after parking eventually over 12 deg-W longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 25949
  • Orion2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1999-10-19
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44LP
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 3800 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United States)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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