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HealthSat-2: The Mission
HealthSat-2: The Mission

HealthSat-2: The Mission

Healthsat-2 was a commercial digital Store and Forward satellite for medical communications using low cost, portable ground stations.

It was launched on the 25th September 1993, and joined HealthSat-1 (UoSAT-3) as the second SSTL microsatellite in the HealthNet global communications system of SatelLife, a U.S. non-profit organization. HealthNet provided desperately needed low cost 'last mile' communication links between medical institutions and health programmes in the developing world.

The HealthSat-2 mission was completed from concept to launch within one year. SSTL was responsible for the design, construction test and in-orbit commissioning of the satellite and were also responsible for all the programmatic aspects of the mission including procuring the launch.
 

Satellite Data

Name:
HealthSat-2

Customer:
Satelife, USA

Mission:
Communications

Mass:
44kg

Platform:
SSTL-42

Launch Data

Launch Date:
26 September 1993

Launch Site:
Kourou, French Guyana

Launcher:
ARIANE-4

Orbit:

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