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|Mission duration||15 years|
|Manufacturer||Orbital Sciences Corporation|
|Launch mass||3,170 kilograms (6,990 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||15 July 2011, 23:16UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur 200/39|
|Contractor||International Launch Services|
|Longitude||99° west (2011)
108° east (2012)
103° west (2012-present)
|Perigee||35,781 kilometres (22,233 mi)|
|Apogee||35,803 kilometres (22,247 mi)|
|Epoch||29 October 2013, 07:36:56 UTC|
SES-3 is a communications satellite operated by SES World Skies. It was built by Orbital Sciences Corporation and based on the STAR-2 platform. It was launched on 15 July 2011 on a Proton-M / Briz-M launch vehicle, alongside the KazSat-2 satellite. It was expected to enter commercial service in March 2012[needs update] in the 108.2°E orbital location over Asia.
- McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
- "SES 3 Satellite details 2011-035A NORAD 37748". N2YO. 29 October 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013.