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Program: Faisat

Little LEO satellite project from Final Analysis. It should provide global store and forward data communications.

The constellation of 26 satellites (plus 4 spares) will be operated by FACS (Final Analysis Communication Services). This system is called infosat. Each of the launches can host a secondary payload. It enables experiments to be flown without financial risk (payment after orbit achievement), 25 kg max. FCC authorized on 1st April 1998.

FAI plans to launch a constellation of 26 satellites 4 planes of six each at 66°, plus 2 birds in individual 83° orbits for polar coverage to build a complete low data rate LEO comsat system; Russian launchers will be used throughout (Cosmos). Total expected cost: $250 million. Carries GPS receivers.

In July 2000 it is announced General Dynamics/L-3 Communications has been selected to provide the communication payload of the satellites. L-3 also invested in Faisat. The total deal is over $50 million.

In Dec 2000 it was announce that Bellsouth Wireless Data (http://www.bellsouthwd.com/) (now Cingular Interactive) wants to collaborate to extend its own offering.

In 2002, the assets and licence of the company were sold to New York Satellite Industries LLC.

Status: The network should not be deployed before 2003.

Faisat-Coscon agreement

Alliance (Oct 1995) of Final Analysis & Polyot Enterprises for global mobile and fixed satellite communications. They intend to manufacture and launch small satellites into low earth orbit. The alliance also intends to market mobile and fixed satellite communications on a global basis with service providers to be selected. The alliance is named FAISAT(TM)-COSCON after the planned commercial satellites of the two companies.

Polyot will be the service provider in Russia and the CIS countries. Final Analysis will provide training in business development, marketing and sales to Polyot for their commercial services.

They will deliver advanced digital data services (non-voice) to include delivery of low-cost applications for SCADA, asset tracking and environmental monitoring, messaging and e-mail.

The launching services will be provided by Polyot: 4 dedicated Cosmos rockets (26 satellites to be launched)


Polyot (Omsk, Russia)
Tel/Fax: +7-3812-579-201

Technical data


148.0-149.9 MHz (shared) & 149.9-150.05 MHz with restrictions:
148-148.250 MHz: shared with Leo One, Orbcomm and E-sat
148.750-148.855 MHz: shared with Leo One, Orbcomm and E-sat
148.855-148.905 MHz: may be used if E-sat does not use it, and if so must be shared with Leo One and Orbcomm
148.905-148.955 MHz: may be used if S80-1 does not use it, and if so must be shared with Leo One and Orbcomm
148.955-148.810 MHz: shared with Leo One and Orbcomm
excluded: 149.585-149.635 MHz for exclusive use of Orbcomm until relocation in the 150-150.05 MHz


137.0-138.0 MHz (shared) & 400.15-401.0 MHz (shared) with restrictions:
137.025-137.175 MHz & 137.825-138.00 MHz: used by NOAA, those bands can be used on a secondary basis with time-sharing with NOAA and E-sat
137.333-1.4125 MHz, 137.475-137.525 MHz, 137.595-137.645 MHz, and 137.753-137.787 MHz: used by NOAA, those channels must be time-shared with NOAA and E-sat
400.505-400.5517 MHz and 400.5983-400.645 MHz: time-shared with VITA's system

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