Satellite Afristar of 1Worldspace

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Afristar
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner 1Worldspace
Users Commercial
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 20.97
Perigee (km) 35770
Apogee (km) 35802
Eccentricity 0.000379542651105418
Inclination (degrees) 0.03
Period (minutes) 1436.09
Launch Mass (kg.) 2704
Dry Mass (kg.) 1530
Power (watts) 5500
Date of Launch 28-10-1998
Expected Lifetime 15 yrs.
Contractor Matra Marconi Space-France
Country of Contractor France
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Ariane 44L
COSPAR Number 1998-063A
NORAD Number 25515
Comments First WorldSpace satellite; digital audio and multi-media communications to Africa, Middle East, Asia, Latin America and Caribbean.

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