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    SES 3 can be found in the following categories:

    NORAD ID: 37748
    Int'l Code: 2011-035A
    Perigee: 35,780.2 km
    Apogee: 35,793.3 km
    Inclination: 0.0 °
    Period: 1,436.1 minutes
    Semi major axis: 42164 km
    Launch date: July 15, 2011
    Source: United States (US)
    Comments: Built by Orbital Sciences Corp. of Virginia, SES 3 is beginning a 15-year mission to deliver educational, international and high-definition programming across the United States and the Caribbean for SES World Skies. It's the second of three similar spacecraft launched for SES World Skies, following a Proton flight with SES 1 last year and the planned launch of SES 2 on an Ariane 5 rocket in August or September. SES 3 will replace the aging AMC 1 spacecraft launched on an Atlas 2A rocket in 1996. After a series of thruster firings to guide itself to its final orbital post, SES 3 will begin service from 103 degrees west longitude. The craft's communications payload includes 24 C-band and 24 Ku-band transponders for traditional television broadcast programming and mobile data transmission, broadband Internet and private networks, according to SES World Skies.

    Two Line Element Set (TLE):

    1 37748U 11035A   15115.44340986 -.00000123  00000-0  00000+0 0  9996
    2 37748 000.0025 267.6467 0001545 070.5611 291.5308 01.00271243 13878
    Source: AFSPC

    NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog entry for SES 3

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