LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Thu Jun 10 1999
United States Air Force

Globalstar 25,47,49,52

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

June 10, 1999 at 9:48 AM EDT

(June 10, 1999 at 1:48 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

June 10, 1999 at 9:48 AM EDT

(June 10, 1999 at 1:48 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

June 10, 1999 at 9:48 AM EDT

(June 10, 1999 at 1:48 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

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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

    Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

    Pad

    Space Launch Complex 17B