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Satellite Name: H2Sat (Heinrich Hertz)
Status: active
Position: 0° E (0.5° E)
NORAD: 57213
Cospar number: 2023-093A
Operator: German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Launch date: 5-Jul-2024
Launch site: Guiana Space Center
Launch vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch mass (kg): 3408
Dry mass (kg):  
Manufacturer: OHB System GMBH
Model (bus): SmallGEO (Luxor) bus
Orbit: GEO
Expected lifetime: 15+
Call sign:  
Beacon(s): 2285.973, 10951 RHCP, 10953.5 V, 20199.7 LHCP
In accordance with the German space strategy the Heinrich-Hertz mission shall achieve the following goals: Maintaining and developing key skills of German payload and platform technologies for geostationary communication satellites; Securing and strengthening system capability for payloads of geostationary communications satellites; Demonstration of scientific/technical communication experiments including new ground technologies; Maintaining and expanding the system capability for small geostationary communication satellites in an independent German Mission; Provision of satellite transponder capacity for the tasks of the German Ministry of Defense.
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