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Fleetsatcom 8

Also called USA 046


Designation 20253 / 89077A
Launch date 25 Sep 1989
Country of origin United States
Mission Military: telecommunications
Geostationary orbit 23°W, inclined (till Mar 1999 when the orbit was classified; unofficial: 16.2°W, inclined, in 2019: 72°E)
Launch vehicle Atlas Centaur
Launch site Cape Canaveral

March 2005: still active

External resources

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Technical data


Has an additional EHF payload

Possible telemetry at 2262.47 MHz

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