Heaviest satellite launched by Globalstar into space at 700 kg
Operated by Globalstar of USA, Globalstar M074 is a commercial satellite launched for the purpose of communications.
Constructed by Thales Alenia Space (Italy), it was launched into space using Soyuz-Fregat as the launch vehicle from Baikonur Cosmodrome on 19 October 2010. Globalstar M074 orbits around the Earth as a non-polar inclined LEO satellite.
Designed with an operational lifetime of 15 years, Globalstar M074 has a launch mass of 700 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2010-054B and NORAD ID 37189.
With an orbital eccentricity of 1.28E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 1,413km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 1,415km. It takes 114 minutes to orbit the Earth.
With generated usable power of 1700 watts, Globalstar M074 orbits at an inclination of 52 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.