SES-3

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SES-3
Mission type Communications
Operator SES
COSPAR ID 2011-035A
SATCAT № 37748
Mission duration 15 years
Spacecraft properties
Bus Star-2.4
Manufacturer Orbital Sciences Corporation
Launch mass 3,170 kilograms (6,990 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 15 July 2011, 23:16 (2011-07-15UTC23:16Z) UTC[1]
Rocket Proton-M/Briz-M
Launch site Baikonur 200/39
Contractor International Launch Services
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary
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)
Inclination 0.04 degrees
Period 23.93 hours
Epoch 29 October 2013, 07:36:56 UTC[2]

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.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "SES 3 Satellite details 2011-035A NORAD 37748". N2YO. 29 October 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.lyngsat.com/SES-3.html
  4. ^ http://www.satnews.com/cgi-bin/story.cgi?number=1859158578