Current Information on FLTSATCOM Constellation Satellite (Status)

  • F1/Atlantic (reserve) 1 4.5 deg West Alpha
  • F7/CONUS (primary) 99.9 deg West Bravo
  • F8/Atlantic (primary) 22.7 deg West Charlie ---> F8

Table I: FLTSATCOM Communications Packages1 25-kHz Fleet Broadcast Channel US Navy

  • 1 500-kHz Wideband Channel National Command Authority
  • 11 9 25-kHz Fleet Relay Channels US Navy
  • 23 12 5-kHz AFSATCOM US Air Force

Table II: FLTSATCOM Spacecraft Constellation (Current Status)

  • FltSatCom 1 (Ops 6391) 1978-016A 2/9/78 Alpha (Retired from service)
  • FltSatCom 2 (Ops 6392) 1979-038A 5/4/79 Charlie (Retired from service)
  • FltSatCom 3 (Ops 6393) 1980-004A 1/18/80 Bravo (Retired from service)
  • FltSatCom 4 (Ops 6394) 1980-087A 10/31/80 Bravo (Retired from service)
  • FltSatCom 5 (Ops 6395) 1981-073A 8/6/81 Satellite inoperative*
  • FltSatCom 6 None 3/26/87 Fail to orbit - destroyed by range safety
  • FltSatCom 7 (USA 20) 1986-096A 12/5/86 100 deg East Charlie**
  • FltSatCom 8 (USA 46) 1989-077A 9/25/89 15.8 deg (Inc 11.2 deg) West Bravo**

Table III: Alpha/Bravo/Charlie Frequency Bandplans-Downlinks

  • Alpha Bravo Charlie
  • Channel 1:Fleet Broadcast Channels
  • 250.450 250.550 250.650

Channels 2-10: Navy Relay Channels

  • Ch.2 251.950 252.050 252.150
  • Ch.3 253.650 253.750 253.850
  • Ch.4 255.350 255.450 255.550
  • Ch.5 256.950 257.050 257.150
  • Ch.6 258.450 258.550 258.650
  • Ch.7 265.350 265.450 265.550
  • Ch.8 266.850 266.950 267.050
  • Ch.9 268.250 268.350 268.450
  • Ch.10 269.750 269.850 269.950

Channels 11-22: AFSATCOM Narrowband Channels

  • Ch.11 243.945 244.045 244.145
  • Ch.12 243.955 244.055 244.155
  • Ch.13 243.960 244.060 244.160
  • Ch.14 243.965 244.065 244.165
  • Ch.15 243.970 244.070 244.170
  • Ch.16 243.975 244.075 244.175
  • Ch.17 243.980 244.080 244.180
  • Ch.18 243.985 244.085 244.185
  • Ch.19 243.990 244.090 244.190
  • Ch.20 243.995 244.095 244.195
  • Ch.21 244.000 244.100 244.200
  • Ch 22 244.010 244.110 244.210

**Channel 23: 500 kHz Wideband Channels***

  • Alpha 260.350-260.850
  • Bravo 262.450-261.950
  • Charlie 262.050-262.550

**Wideband Channel 23 Breakout***

  • 23-01 260.350 261.450 262.050
  • 23-02 260.375 261.475 262.075
  • 23-03 260.400 261.500 262.100
  • 23-04 260.425 261.525 262.125
  • 23-05 260.450 261.550 262.150
  • 23-06 260.475 261.575 262.175
  • 23-07 260.500 261.600 262.200
  • 23-08 260.525 261.625 262.225
  • 23-09 260.550 261.650 262.250
  • 23-10 260.575 261.675 262.275
  • 23-11 260.600 261.700 262.300
  • 23-12 260.625 261.725 262.325
  • 23-13 260.650 261.750 262.350
  • 23-14 260.675 261.775 262.375
  • 23-15 260.700 261.800 262.400
  • 23-16 260.725 261.825 262.425
  • 23-17 260.750 261.850 262.450
  • 23-18 260.775 261.875 262.475
  • 23-19 260.800 261.900 262.500
  • 23-20 260.825 261.925 262.525
  • 23-21 260.850 261.950 262.550