ST-2

Summary

ST-2
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorSingapore Telecom
Chunghwa Telecom
COSPAR ID2011-022B
SATCAT no.37606
Mission duration15 years
Spacecraft properties
BusDS-2000
ManufacturerMitsubishi Electric
Launch mass5,090 kilograms (11,220 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date20 May 2011, 20:38 (2011-05-20UTC20:38Z) UTC[1]
RocketAriane 5ECA VA202
Launch siteKourou ELA-3
ContractorArianespace
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeGeostationary
Longitude88° east
Perigee altitude35,785 kilometres (22,236 mi)
Apogee altitude35,799 kilometres (22,244 mi)
Inclination0.00 degrees
Period23.93 hours
Epoch29 October 2013, 17:11:17 UTC[2]
 

ST-2 is a telecommunications satellite made by Mitsubishi Electric. It was launched on May 20, 2011 atop an Ariane 5 ECA rocket from ESA's Guiana Space Centre in a dual-launch mission with GSAT-8. a ST-2 is a replacement for the ST-1 satellite. It is built around the DS2000 spacecraft bus. It is in geosynchronous orbit at 88 deg. East, and is operated by the ST-2 Satellite Ventures joint company of Singapore Telecommunications(SingTel) and Chunghwa Telecom. It provides relay services over the Middle East, Central Asia, India and Southeast Asia.

References

  1. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  2. ^ "ST 2 Satellite details 2011-022B NORAD 37606". N2YO. 29 October 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013.

External links

  • http://www.arianespace.com/press-release/arianespace-launch-for-asia-and-india-st-2-and-gsat-8-satellites-in-orbit/
  • https://web.archive.org/web/20120418171506/http://business.singtel.com/satellite/st2/about-st2.asp
  • http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Mitsubishi_Electric_Puts_ST2_Satellite_into_Orbit_999.html