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Brasilsat A1

Also called SBTS A1


Designation 15561 / 85015B
Launch date 8 Feb 1985
Country of origin Brasil
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Ariane V12

Sold to HCI in October 1995. The antenna was re-aimed to North America. The control of the satellite was passed to Panamsat on 12 Nov 1997.


Begin End Position
L: 8 Feb 1985   65°W
late-1994 mid-Jun 1996 63°W, inclined
mid-Jul 1996 Aug 1998 79°W, inclined
Jan 1999 March 2002 144°W, inclined

End of life

Out of service March 2002
Cause Moved to the junk orbit

External resources

sat-index articles

Technical data

Transponder frequency chart

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