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ComsatBw 2



COMSATBw 2 is a German military communication satellite launched from Kourou on 21 May 2010 at 22:01 UT. The craft weighed 2,495 kg and was launched by an Ariane 5 rocket. COMSATBw 2 is a secure relay platform that will deliver key services for the German Bundeswehr (German armed forces), and is a follow-on spacecraft to COMSATBw 1, which was orbited by an Ariane 5 in October 2009. Together, the COMSATBw satellites will provide a secure broadband network which guarantees uninterrupted communications between the government, military authorities and armed forces deployed around the world. It will be positioned at 13.2° E longitude and has a design life of 15 years.

Alternate Names

  • 36582
  • ComsatBw2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2010-05-21
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Germany)


  • Communications
  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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

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