Amazonas 3

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Amazonas 3
Mission type Communications
Operator Hispasat
COSPAR ID 2013-006A
SATCAT № 39078
Mission duration 15 years
Spacecraft properties
Bus LS-1300
Manufacturer Space Systems/Loral
Launch mass 6,265 kilograms (13,812 lb)
Power 14,000 watts
Start of mission
Launch date 7 February 2013, 21:36 (2013-02-07UTC21:36Z) UTC
Rocket Ariane 5ECA VA212
Launch site Kourou ELA-3
Contractor Arianespace
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary
Longitude 61° west
Perigee 35,770 kilometres (22,230 mi)
Apogee 35,815 kilometres (22,254 mi)
Inclination 0.04 degrees
Period 23.93 hours
Epoch 29 October 2013, 02:12:41 UTC[1]

Amazonas 3 is a communications satellite based on the Loral 1300 satellite bus and owned by the Hispasat Group of Madrid, Spain.[2] It was launched by an Ariane 5-ECA carrier rocket on 7 February 2013, with a launch mass of 6265 kg. It will provide C and Ku band service in Brazil for a joint venture of Hispasat and the Brazilian telecommunications carrier Oi.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AMAZONAS 3 Satellite details 2013-006A NORAD 39078". N2YO. 29 October 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Jonathan McDowell (2013-02-10). "Jonathan's Space Report No. 674".