SES-3

Summary

SES-3
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorSES S.A.
COSPAR ID2011-035A
SATCAT no.37748
Websitehttps://www.ses.com/
Mission duration15 years
Spacecraft properties
BusStar-2.4
ManufacturerOrbital Sciences Corporation
Launch mass3112 kg
Power5000 watts
Start of mission
Launch date15 July 2011, 23:16:10 UTC [1]
RocketProton-M / Briz-M
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 200/39
ContractorKhrunichev
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit [2]
RegimeGeostationary orbit
Longitude99.0° West (2011)
108.0° East (2012)
103.° West (2012-present)
Transponders
Band24 C-band
24 Ku-band
 

SES-3 is a communications satellite operated by SES World Skies, then by SES S.A.

Spacecraft

It was built by Orbital Sciences Corporation and based on the STAR-2 platform.

Launch

It was launched on 15 July 2011 at 23:16:10 UTC on a Proton-M / Briz-M launch vehicle, the launch was arranged by International Launch Services (ILS), since Baikonour, Site 200/39 alongside the KazSat-2 satellite.

Mission

It is currently positioned at the 103.0° W orbital location over North America, replacing AMC-1. Clients include E. W. Scripps Company, In Demand Pay-per-view, Ion Television, Mood Media, NBC and QVC.[3]

References

  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. ^ "SES 3 at 103.0° W - LyngSat". lyngsat.com.