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MILSTAR 2

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1995-060A

Description

USA 115, a US military Milstar communications satellite, was launched from Cape Canaveral aboard a Titan 4 rocket. Milstar is a series of advanced US military communications satellites designed to provide global jam-resistant communications for military users. The Milstar system, when complete, will consist of four Block 2 satellites in low-inclination, geosynchronous orbits. The operational system will accomodate direct links to numerous, highly mobile Milstar ground terminals installed on vehicles, ships, submarines and aircraft. The first two Block 1 spacecraft, launched in 1994 and 1995, will eventually be replaced by the Block 2 Milstar 3 through 6, which are scheduled for launch beginning in 1999. When the full Block 2 constellation is deployed, as many as 10,000 users will be able to access the system at any given time.

Alternate Names

  • USA 115
  • 23712

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1995-11-06
Launch Vehicle: Titan IV
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 4500.0 kg

Funding Agency

  • Department of Defense (United States)

Disciplines

  • Communications
  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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

 
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