Satellite Brazilsat B-2 (Brasilsat B-2) of Star One (SES [Société Européenne des Satellites (SES)])

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Brazilsat B-2 (Brasilsat B-2)
Country of Operator/Owner Brazil
Operator/Owner Star One (SES [Société Européenne des Satellites (SES)])
Users Military/Commercial
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) -68
Perigee (km) 35776
Apogee (km) 35797
Eccentricity 0.000249071910618766
Inclination (degrees) 0.84
Period (minutes) 1436.11
Launch Mass (kg.) 1780
Dry Mass (kg.) 1,050 (BOL)
Power (watts) 1,800 (BOL)
Date of Launch 28-03-1995
Expected Lifetime 12 yrs.
Contractor Boeing Satellite Systems
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Ariane 44LP
COSPAR Number 1995-016A
NORAD Number 23536
Comments 24 C-band; several X-band. Used for telephone service in Brazilian interior.


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