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Globalstar 73 - 120 (Globalstar-2)

Globalstar-2 [Alcatel Alenia]

Alcatel Alenia Space announced in December 2006 it has signed a Euro 661 million contract with Globalstar, Inc., a provider of mobile satellite voice and data services to businesses, government and individuals, to provide their second-generation satellite constellation. Per this contract, Alcatel Alenia Space, as prime contractor, will design, manufacture and deliver 48 low-earth-orbit (LEO) Globalstar -satellites as well as launch support services prior to and during the launches and mission operations support.

This definitive contract occurs a few weeks after the preliminary contract (Authorization To Proceed) signature aimed at defining the program readiness review and developing program milestones.

With a launch mass of approximately 700 kg and an end-of-life power of 1.7 kW, Globalstar satellites will be fitted with 16 transponders from C- to S-band and 16 receivers from L- to C-band. Starting in 2010, Globalstar satellites were launched by 6 to 8 at the same time and will have a lifetime of 15 years. The satellites will be deployed into a 920 km, 52 phasing orbit, from where they will raise themselves to the operational 1410 km, 52 orbit.

This agreement will involve Alcatel Alenia Space's production sites in France, Italy, Spain and Belgium. Globalstar's second-generation satellites will be assembled and integrated in Alcatel Alenia Space facility in Roma (Italy). The payloads will be provided by the company's facility in Toulouse (France); the structures as well as the thermal subsystems being provided by its facility in Cannes (France).

Alcatel Alenia Space participated in the design of the complete first generation system and was responsible for the supply of satellites payloads, structures, thermal subsystems as well as the complete satellite integration. The company was also responsible for manufacturing and installing the Globalstar ground station antenna terminals.

The first batch of 24 satellites was ordered in 2006. The next 6 were ordered in September 2012.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Globalstar
Contractors: Alcatel Alenia Space
Equipment: 16 C-to-S-band transponders, 16 L-to-C-band transponders
Configuration: ELiTeBus
Propulsion:
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, 2.4 kW (bol), 1.7 kW (eol), batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 700 kg
Orbit: 1410 km × 1410 km, 52 (typical); 920 km, 52 (phasing orbit)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Globalstar 73 2010-054F 19.10.2010 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat-M with Globalstar 74, 75, 76, 77, 79
Globalstar 74 2010-054B 19.10.2010 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat-M with Globalstar 73, 75, 76, 77, 79
Globalstar 75 2010-054E 19.10.2010 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat-M with Globalstar 73, 74, 76, 77, 79
Globalstar 76 2010-054C 19.10.2010 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat-M with Globalstar 73, 74, 75, 77, 79
Globalstar 77 2010-054D 19.10.2010 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat-M with Globalstar 73, 74, 75, 76, 79
Globalstar 78 2013-005A 06.02.2013 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat-M with Globalstar 93, 94, 95, 96, 97
Globalstar 79 2010-054A 19.10.2010 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat-M with Globalstar 73, 74, 75, 76, 77
Globalstar 80 2011-080B 28.12.2011 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat-M with Globalstar 82, 84, 86, 90, 92
Globalstar 81 2011-033E 13.07.2011 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat-M with Globalstar 83, 85, 88, 89, 91
Globalstar 82 2011-080C 28.12.2011 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat-M with Globalstar 80, 84, 86, 90, 92
Globalstar 83 2011-033A 13.07.2011 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat-M with Globalstar 81, 85, 88, 89, 91
Globalstar 84 2011-080A 28.12.2011 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat-M with Globalstar 80, 82, 86, 90, 92
Globalstar 85 2011-033D 13.07.2011 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat-M with Globalstar 81, 83, 88, 89, 91
Globalstar 86 2011-080F 28.12.2011 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat-M with Globalstar 80, 82, 84, 90, 92
Globalstar 87 - 201x with Globalstar 98, 99, 100, 101, 102
Globalstar 88 2011-033B 13.07.2011 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat-M with Globalstar 81, 83, 85, 89, 91
Globalstar 89 2011-033F 13.07.2011 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat-M with Globalstar 81, 83, 85, 88, 91
Globalstar 90 2011-080E 28.12.2011 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat-M with Globalstar 80, 82, 84, 86, 92
Globalstar 91 2011-033C 13.07.2011 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat-M with Globalstar 81, 83, 85, 88, 89
Globalstar 92 2011-080D 28.12.2011 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat-M with Globalstar 80, 82, 84, 86, 90
Globalstar 93 2013-005B 06.02.2013 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat-M with Globalstar 78, 94, 95, 96, 97
Globalstar 94 2013-005C 06.02.2013 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat-M with Globalstar 78, 93, 95, 96, 97
Globalstar 95 2013-005D 06.02.2013 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat-M with Globalstar 78, 93, 94, 96, 97
Globalstar 96 2013-005E 06.02.2013 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat-M with Globalstar 78, 93, 94, 95, 97
Globalstar 97 2013-005F 06.02.2013 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat-M with Globalstar 78, 93, 94, 95, 96
Globalstar 98 - 201x with Globalstar 87, 99, 100, 101, 102
Globalstar 99 - 201x with Globalstar 87, 98, 100, 101, 102
Globalstar 100 - 201x with Globalstar 87, 98, 99, 101, 102
Globalstar 101 - 201x with Globalstar 87, 98, 99, 100, 102
Globalstar 102 - 201x with Globalstar 87, 98, 99, 100, 101
Globalstar 103 - Option
Globalstar 104 - Option
Globalstar 105 - Option
Globalstar 106 - Option
Globalstar 107 - Option
Globalstar 108 - Option
Globalstar 109 - Option
Globalstar 110 - Option
Globalstar 111 - Option
Globalstar 112 - Option
Globalstar 113 - Option
Globalstar 114 - Option
Globalstar 115 - Option
Globalstar 116 - Option
Globalstar 117 - Option
Globalstar 118 - Option
Globalstar 119 - Option
Globalstar 120 - Option