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SATMEX 5

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SATMEX 5 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 25558
Int'l Code: 1998-070A
Perigee: 36,219.7 km
Apogee: 36,248.7 km
Inclination: 2.8 °
Period: 1,458.7 minutes
Semi major axis: 42605 km
RCS: 18.2968 m2 (large)
Launch date: December 6, 1998
Source: Mexico (MEX)
Launch site: FRENCH GUIANA (FRGUI)

SATMEX 5 was a Mexican communications satellite that offered nearly 8,000 watts of power and carried 48 transponders, 24 in C-band and 24 in Ku-band. It was the fifth satellite Hughes Space and Communications Company built that used XIPS. It provided improved services, such as business communications, television distribution, educational programming, and others, with high reliability. The satellite beams expanded to include the whole American continent, providing services to countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Peru, Venezuela, the US, among others.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 25558U 98070A   16343.90677202 -.00000041  00000-0  00000+0 0  9994
2 25558   2.7959  74.8053 0003410 216.5426 143.0314  0.98720880 66145
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC