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Globalstar 103 - 119 (Globalstar-3)

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.

In early 2022, Globalstar contracted with MDA for the construction of 17 new satellites to replenish the existing constellation. There are also nine options for additional satellites. MDA partnered with Rocket Lab, who will build the satellite busses and launch dispensers.

The satellites are to be ready for launch in 2025 and are planned all to be launche in this year. Globalstar will procure the launches seperately.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Globalstar
Contractors: MDA (prime); Rocket Lab (bus)
Equipment: C-to-S-band transponders, L-to-C-band transponders (?)
Configuration:
Propulsion:
Power: Deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 500 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Globalstar 103 - 2025
Globalstar 104 - 202x
Globalstar 105 - 202x
Globalstar 106 - 202x
Globalstar 107 - 202x
Globalstar 108 - 202x
Globalstar 109 - 202x
Globalstar 110 - 202x
Globalstar 111 - 202x
Globalstar 112 - 202x
Globalstar 113 - 202x
Globalstar 114 - 202x
Globalstar 115 - 202x
Globalstar 116 - 202x
Globalstar 117 - 202x
Globalstar 118 - 202x
Globalstar 119 - 202x
Globalstar 120 - Option
Globalstar 121 - Option
Globalstar 122 - Option
Globalstar 123 - Option
Globalstar 124 - Option
Globalstar 125 - Option
Globalstar 126 - Option
Globalstar 127 - Option
Globalstar 128 - Option

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