Satellite FLTSATCOM-8 (USA 46) of US Navy

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names FLTSATCOM-8 (USA 46)
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner US Navy
Users Military
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) -14.74
Perigee (km) 35745
Apogee (km) 35829
Eccentricity 0.000996275826078706
Inclination (degrees) 8.97
Period (minutes) 1436.13
Launch Mass (kg.) 2310
Dry Mass (kg.) 1884
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 25-09-1989
Expected Lifetime 5 yrs.
Contractor TRW, Defense and Space Systems Group
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Cape Canaveral
Launch Vehicle Atlas Centaur
COSPAR Number 1989-077A
NORAD Number 20253
Comments Old system replaced by UFO satellites; this satellite still operational as of 2009.


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