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Globalstar M068



Globalstar-D is one of four of the latest to join the American Globalstar fleet. They were launched by a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur at 20:12 UT on 20 October 2007.

The launch completes the first generation fleet of 40 satellites, with further additions from the second generation models. The fleet of craft, each of mass 420 kg, services mobile telephones and fixed point transmitters carrying voice and data transmissions, by an array of C-band transponders and mediated by dedicated ground stations. The latest four craft are tentatively subscripted as -A, -B, -C, and -D, pending the assignment of formal names.

Alternate Names

  • 32266
  • GlobalstarM068

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2007-10-20
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Globalstar (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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