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Globalstar M073 - 103 (Globalstar-2)

Globalstar-2 [Alcatel Alenia]

The Globalstar global mobile communications network offers global, digital real time voice, data and fax via a constellation minisatellites. The constellation operates in a 1410 km orbit inclined at 52 degrees.

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 a proto-flight unit and 24 satellites was ordered in 2006. The proto-flight unit was upgraded to a flight unit. A second batch of 24 satellites was planned but eventually reduced to 6 in September 2012 due to financial issues. IApparently no valid contract for these 6 satellites was eventually signed.

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-1000
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 M073 (Globalstar-2 FM1 ?) 2010-054F 19.10.2010 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat with Globalstar M074, 75, 76, 77, 79
Globalstar M074 (Globalstar-2 FM2 ?) 2010-054B 19.10.2010 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat with Globalstar M073, 75, 76, 77, 79
Globalstar M075 (Globalstar-2 FM3 ?) 2010-054E 19.10.2010 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat with Globalstar M073, 74, 76, 77, 79
Globalstar M076 (Globalstar-2 FM4 ?) 2010-054C 19.10.2010 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat with Globalstar M073, 74, 75, 77, 79
Globalstar M077 (Globalstar-2 FM5 ?) 2010-054D 19.10.2010 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat with Globalstar M073, 74, 75, 76, 79
Globalstar M078 (Globalstar-2 FM6 ?) 2013-005A 06.02.2013 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat with Globalstar M093, 94, 95, 96, 97
Globalstar M079 (Globalstar-2 FM7 ?) 2010-054A 19.10.2010 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat with Globalstar M073, 74, 75, 76, 77
Globalstar M080 (Globalstar-2 FM8 ?) 2011-080B 28.12.2011 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat with Globalstar M082, 84, 86, 90, 92
Globalstar M081 (Globalstar-2 FM9 ?) 2011-033E 13.07.2011 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat with Globalstar M083, 85, 88, 89, 91
Globalstar M082 (Globalstar-2 FM10 ?) 2011-080C 28.12.2011 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat with Globalstar M080, 84, 86, 90, 92
Globalstar M083 (Globalstar-2 FM11 ?) 2011-033A 13.07.2011 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat with Globalstar M081, 85, 88, 89, 91
Globalstar M084 (Globalstar-2 FM12 ?) 2011-080A 28.12.2011 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat with Globalstar M080, 82, 86, 90, 92
Globalstar M085 (Globalstar-2 FM13 ?) 2011-033D 13.07.2011 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat with Globalstar M081, 83, 88, 89, 91
Globalstar M086 (Globalstar-2 FM14 ?) 2011-080F 28.12.2011 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat with Globalstar M080, 82, 84, 90, 92
Globalstar M087 (Globalstar-2 FM15) 2022-064 19.06.2022 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with USA 328, ..., 331
Globalstar M088 (Globalstar-2 FM16 ?) 2011-033B 13.07.2011 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat with Globalstar M081, 83, 85, 89, 91
Globalstar M089 (Globalstar-2 FM17 ?) 2011-033F 13.07.2011 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat with Globalstar M081, 83, 85, 88, 91
Globalstar M090 (Globalstar-2 FM18 ?) 2011-080E 28.12.2011 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat with Globalstar M080, 82, 84, 86, 92
Globalstar M091 (Globalstar-2 FM19 ?) 2011-033C 13.07.2011 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat with Globalstar M081, 83, 85, 88, 89
Globalstar M092 (Globalstar-2 FM20 ?) 2011-080D 28.12.2011 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat with Globalstar M080, 82, 84, 86, 90
Globalstar M093 (Globalstar-2 FM21 ?) 2013-005B 06.02.2013 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat with Globalstar M078, 94, 95, 96, 97
Globalstar M094 (Globalstar-2 FM22 ?) 2013-005C 06.02.2013 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat with Globalstar M078, 93, 95, 96, 97
Globalstar M095 (Globalstar-2 FM23 ?) 2013-005D 06.02.2013 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat with Globalstar M078, 93, 94, 96, 97
Globalstar M096 (Globalstar-2 FM24 ?) 2013-005E 06.02.2013 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat with Globalstar M078, 93, 94, 95, 97
Globalstar M097 (Globalstar-2 FM25 ?) 2013-005F 06.02.2013 Ba LC-31/6 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat with Globalstar M078, 93, 94, 95, 96
Globalstar M098 (Globalstar-2 FM26) - Cancelled with Globalstar M099, 100, 101, 102, 103
Globalstar M099 (Globalstar-2 FM27) - Cancelled with Globalstar M098, 100, 101, 102, 103
Globalstar M100 (Globalstar-2 FM28) - Cancelled with Globalstar M098, 99, 101, 102, 103
Globalstar M101 (Globalstar-2 FM29) - Cancelled with Globalstar M098, 99, 100, 102, 103
Globalstar M102 (Globalstar-2 FM30) - Cancelled with Globalstar M098, 99, 100, 101, 103
Globalstar M103 (Globalstar-2 FM31) - Cancelled with Globalstar M098, 99, 100, 101, 102
Globalstar M104 - Cancelled
Globalstar M105 - Cancelled
Globalstar M106 - Cancelled
Globalstar M107 - Cancelled
Globalstar M108 - Cancelled
Globalstar M109 - Cancelled
Globalstar M110 - Cancelled
Globalstar M111 - Cancelled
Globalstar M112 - Cancelled
Globalstar M113 - Cancelled
Globalstar M114 - Cancelled
Globalstar M115 - Cancelled
Globalstar M116 - Cancelled
Globalstar M117 - Cancelled
Globalstar M118 - Cancelled
Globalstar M119 - Cancelled
Globalstar M120 - Cancelled

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