LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Mon Mar 15 1999
Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Globalstar 22,37,41,46

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

March 14, 1999 at 10:06 PM EST

(March 15, 1999 at 3:06 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

March 14, 1999 at 10:06 PM EST

(March 15, 1999 at 3:06 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

March 14, 1999 at 10:06 PM EST

(March 15, 1999 at 3:06 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Communications
    • The Globalstar global mobile communications network offers global, digital real time voice, data and fax via a constellation of 48 minisatellites. The constellation operates in a 1410 km orbit inclined at 52 degrees, and will also have 8 spares. The satellites were built by Space Systems Loral and Alenia Aerospazio in Rome, Italy.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

    Pad

    1/5