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Offline Danderman

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Globalstar Replacement Satellites and Launches
« on: 12/17/2016 03:10 pm »
This is probably a painful topic, but some of the 2nd generation Globalstar satellites should be nearing their replacement lifetime, or simply suffering operational failures. Yet, I am not hearing about replacement launches being booked.  There should be news of at least one single launch contract.

Or is the plan to let the constellation sort of die out?


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Re: Globalstar Replacement Satellites and Launches
« Reply #1 on: 12/17/2016 03:25 pm »
If they started launching in 2010 and have 15-year design life, don't they still have a ways to go?

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Re: Globalstar Replacement Satellites and Launches
« Reply #2 on: 01/11/2017 10:33 am »
Satellites can die immediately after launch, despite a nominal multi-year lifetime. The question is the health of the constellation, are all of the satellites functional?

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Re: Globalstar Replacement Satellites and Launches
« Reply #3 on: 01/12/2017 03:21 pm »
Satellites can die immediately after launch, despite a nominal multi-year lifetime. The question is the health of the constellation, are all of the satellites functional?

some of the early ones had in orbit problems that delayed the launch of several companies satellites.
Globalstar 2G-87 and Globalstar 2G-98 through Globalstar 2G-120 have been procured at the parts level but have not been launched to date.
« Last Edit: 01/12/2017 03:25 pm by russianhalo117 »

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Re: Globalstar Replacement Satellites and Launches
« Reply #4 on: 01/13/2017 05:21 pm »
Is the suggestion that the 2nd Generation Globalstar satellites in orbit are all operating perfectly so that there is no requirement for any to be replaced?

Is there any plan for replacing single satellites?

« Last Edit: 01/13/2017 05:21 pm by Danderman »

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