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Satellite Name: Measat 2 (Africasat 2)
Status: retired
Position: 148° E (148° E)
NORAD: 24653
Cospar number: 1996-063B
Operator: MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd.
Launch date: 14-Nov-1996
Launch site: Guiana Space Center
Launch vehicle: Ariane 44L
Launch mass (kg): 1450
Dry mass (kg): 650
Manufacturer: Boeing (Hughes)
Model (bus): HS-376
Orbit: Inclined
Expected lifetime: 11.5 yrs.
Call sign: S2477
Beacon(s): 4198.125, 4199.125
6 C-band and 9 Ku-band transponders to provide "inclined" capacity for telecommunications and broadcasting services across Africa, Southern Europe and the Middle East.
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