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Leased Satellite (LEASAT)
LEASAT Satellite

          Dedicated Defense Department Ultra High Frequency satellite commercially built and operated

          Launched in 1990 aboard Shuttle Columbia

          LEASAT 5 reverted to Intelsat (formerly Hughes) in February 1997 upon expiration of Navy lease

          Under DoD contract since January 2003 and to Australian Defence Force since July 1997

          Satellite currently moving to 72° EL to extend end-of-life to 2015

          Currently lease five 25kHz channels and one 5kHz channel

          One 25kHz and three 5kHz channels used by Australian Defence Force



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Updated: 2/24/2016 7:09 AM EST   Published (1.0)