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SKYNET 5C

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SKYNET 5C is classified as:


NORAD ID: 33055
Int'l Code: 2008-030A
Perigee: 35,849.8 km
Apogee: 35,890.4 km
Inclination: 0.1 °
Period: 1,440.0 minutes
Semi major axis: 42241 km
RCS: 28.2811 m2 (large)
Launch date: June 12, 2008
Source: United Kingdom (UK)
Launch site: FRENCH GUIANA (FRGUI)

Skynet 5C is the third and currently final Skynet 5 military communications satellite, to be used by the British Ministry of Defence (MoD). The satellite carries an X-band communications payload to reach military users throughout a large swath of Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Equipped with 24 super-high-frequency and UHF channels, the satellite will serve as an orbital relay station for secure jam-resistant voice, video and digital communications between commanders and troops deployed around the world.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 33055U 08030A   16236.85526685 -.00000162  00000-0  00000+0 0  9999
2 33055   0.0626 354.6653 0004809 179.0060  88.9584  1.00271733 29959
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC

N2YO: 510