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Satellite Name: Bsat 1A (BSAT 1, B-Sat 1A)
Status: retired
Position: 110° E (110° E)
NORAD: 24769
Cospar number: 1997-016B
Operator: Broadcasting Satellite System Corp.
Launch date: 16-Apr-1997
Launch site: Guiana Space Center
Launch vehicle: Ariane 44LP
Launch mass (kg): 1314
Dry mass (kg): 710
Manufacturer: Boeing (Hughes)
Model (bus): HS-376
Orbit: GEO
Expected lifetime: 10 yrs.
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Beacon(s):  
Details:
4 active (4 spare) high-power Ku-band transponders to provide voice and video communication for Japan and vicinity.
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