Satellite TerraStar 1 of TerraStar Corporation

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names TerraStar 1
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner TerraStar Corporation
Users Commercial
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) -111
Perigee (km) 35783
Apogee (km) 35791
Eccentricity 9.48834120074958E-05
Inclination (degrees) 5.94
Period (minutes) 1436.11
Launch Mass (kg.) 6910
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 01-07-2009
Expected Lifetime 15 yrs.
Contractor Space Systems/Loral
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Ariane 5 ECA
COSPAR Number 2009-035A
NORAD Number 35496
Comments Largest commercial satellite ever built; 18-meter-diameter unfurlable S-band antenna; provide mobile voice and data communications in North America to smartphone-size handsets.


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