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Multiple beam Beyond Line-of-sight Communications


Designation 25736 / 99026B
Launch date 18 May 1999
Country of origin United States
Mission Technology
Perigee/Apogee 770 km
Inclination 97.7°
Launch vehicle Pegasus #27

Funded by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and managed by the US Army's Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) at Ft Monmouth, New Jersey. Estimed project cost: $15 million

The MUBLCOM system will address the military's need for secure, mobile, terrain-independent, all-weather communications. It will support combat network radios, as well as special missions such as long-range surveillance and fire support. Navigates with a GPS receiver.

The satellite will take part in the Dart mission as target.

External resources

sat-index articles

Technical data


Prime contractor Orbital
Platform Microstar
Mass at launch 48 kg
Mass in orbit  
Solar array  
DC power  
Design lifetime 2 years

Payload and hand-held terminals provided by Torrey Science Corporation

Telemetry: 370-390 MHz range (40 W) + 401.5 MHz

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