Agila-1 or Mabuhay was launched in March 20, 1987, under the name Palapa B2-P in Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. It was originally under Indonesian company, PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara until it was acquired by Philippine company, Mabuhay Satellite Corporation which is under PLDT in 1996. Upon its acquisition by Mabuhay, it became the first Philippine satellite through acquisition while in orbit. Palapa B2-P was later renamed to "Agila-1", the local name for the Philippine eagle. The satellite's operation ended in January 1998 and was deorbited.[2][3][4][5]

NamesPalapa B2P (1987-1996)
Agila-1 (1996-1998)
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorPT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (1987-1996)
Mabuhay (1996-1998)
COSPAR ID1987-029A
SATCAT no.S17706
Start of mission
Launch dateMarch 20, 1987, 22:22 (1987-03-20UTC22:22Z) UTC[1]
RocketDelta-3920 PAM-D
Launch siteCape Canaveral LC-17
End of mission
Last contactJanuary 1998


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