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BS- series (Broadcasting Satellite)





Experimental Japanese communications satellites, also known by the national name Yuri ("lily"). Launched by NASDA (National Space Development Agency), they have been used to test technologies and techniques in satellite TV broadcasting including transmission to areas with poor reception and of high-definition television signals.


spacecraft launch date launch vehicle launch site GSO location mass (kg)
BS-1 Apr. 8, 1977 Delta 2914 Cape Canaveral 110° E 350
BS-2A Jan. 23, 1984 N-2 Tanegashima 110° E 350
BS-2B Feb. 12, 1986 N-2 Tanegashima 110° E 350
BS-3A Aug. 28, 1990 H-1 Tanegashima 110° E 1,100
BS-3B Aug. 25, 1991 H-1 Tanegashima 110° E 1,100


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