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TELSTAR 14R

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TELSTAR 14R is classified as:


NORAD ID: 37602
Int'l Code: 2011-021A
Perigee: 35,865.1 km
Apogee: 35,875.1 km
Inclination: 0.0 °
Period: 1,440.0 minutes
Semi major axis: 42241 km
RCS: 12.5893 m2 (large)
Launch date: May 20, 2011
Source: Canada (CA)
Launch site: TYURATAM MISSILE AND SPACE COMPLEX (TTMTR)

Telstar 14R was built by Space Systems/Loral of Palo Alto, Calif. The satellite is also known as Estrela do Sul 2, meaning "southern star" in Portuguese, because one of its primary coverage zones is over Brazil. Telstar 14, also called Estrela do Sul 1, launched in 2004 but was stricken when its north solar array also failed to fully deploy in space. Telstar 14 has been operating only a fraction of its communications payload since then, and Telesat ordered Telstar 14R to replace and expand service from its orbital location in geostationary orbit at 63 degrees west longitude. Telesat expected Telstar 14R would more than double the communications capacity of Telstar 14. With five beams and 46 Ku-band transponders, Telstar 14R's coverage was to be focused on Brazil, with additional coverage of the Atlantic Ocean, the Andean region and Central America, the southern cone of South America and the continental United States.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 37602U 11021A   16177.51278315 -.00000284  00000-0  00000+0 0  9991
2 37602   0.0176 337.6546 0001187  61.7586 356.2726  1.00271253 19257
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC

N2YO: 818