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Palapa B2R

Renamed NewSat 1 in 2001


Designation 20570 / 90034A
Launch date 13 Apr 1990
Country of origin Indonesia
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Delta 2 #194

It's Palapa B2 retrieved from orbit and modernized.

After relocation the satellite is leased by a US operator named Newsat. The footprint covers as far West as London, to as far East as Beijing. From North to South, coverage is available from Moscow to New Delhi.

End of life

Out of service Jun 2005
Cause Moved to the junk orbit


Begin End Position
L: 13 Apr 1990 Dec 2000 108°E
Jan 2001   42.5°E, inclined

External resources

sat-index articles

Technical data

Lyngsat transponder loading

C-band EIRP coverage (dBW)


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