ORBCOMM FM-4 from Satellite Dataset
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  About ORBCOMM FM-4

  Second heaviest satellite launched by ORBCOMM Inc. into space at 45 kg

ORBCOMM FM-4 is a commercial satellite operated by ORBCOMM Inc. (USA) for the purpose of communications.

Constructed by Orbital Sciences Corp. (USA), it was launched into space using Taurus as the launch vehicle from Vandenberg AFB on 10 February 1998. ORBCOMM FM-4 orbits around the Earth as a polar LEO satellite.

Designated with COSPAR ID 1998-007C and NORAD ID 25159, ORBCOMM FM-4 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 5 years. It has a launch mass of 45 kg and dry mass of 22 kg.

With an orbital eccentricity of 4.88E-03, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 768km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 838km. It takes 101 minutes to orbit the Earth.

With generated usable power of 160 watts, ORBCOMM FM-4 orbits at an inclination of 108 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.


 Compare ORBCOMM FM-4 with Starlink-2558 from USA.

 Compare ORBCOMM FM-4 with Starlink-1016 from USA.

  Data: ORBCOMM FM-4 

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