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MBSat (Mobile Broadcasting SATellite) is a Japanese-South Korean geostationary communications satellite that was launched by an Atlas 3 rocket from Cape Canaveral at 05:40 UT on 13 March 2004. The 4.1 tonne satellite will provide video, CD-quality radio, and data to cellular phones and other portable devices in Japan and South Korea, after parking over 144° E longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 28184
  • Mobile Broadcasting SATellite

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2004-03-13
Launch Vehicle: Atlas 3
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agencies

  • Unknown (Japan)
  • Unknown (South Korea)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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