Satellite UFO-10 (USA 146, UHF F/O F10) "UHF Follow-On" of US Navy

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names UFO-10 (USA 146, UHF F/O F10) "UHF Follow-On"
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner US Navy
Users Military
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 72.67
Perigee (km) 35738
Apogee (km) 35834
Eccentricity 0.00113862795331625
Inclination (degrees) 1.97
Period (minutes) 1436.1
Launch Mass (kg.) 3200
Dry Mass (kg.) 1540
Power (watts) 3,800 (EOL)
Date of Launch 24-11-1999
Expected Lifetime 4 yrs.
Contractor Boeing Satellite Systems
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Cape Canaveral
Launch Vehicle Atlas 2
COSPAR Number 1999-063A
NORAD Number 25967
Comments Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) communications and Super-High Frequency (SHF) antijam command and broadcast capabilities through four pairs of geosynchronous satellites and one spare; tactical application.


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