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AMAZONAS 3

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AMAZONAS 3 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 39078
Int'l Code: 2013-006A
Perigee: 35,772.9 km
Apogee: 35,815.6 km
Inclination: 0.0 °
Period: 1,436.1 minutes
Semi major axis: 42165 km
RCS: 14.5845 m2 (large)
Launch date: February 7, 2013
Source: Spain (SPN)
Launch site: FRENCH GUIANA (FRGUI)

AMAZONAS 3 is a geostationary satellite to be stationed at 61 degrees west longitude, where the satellite will broadcast direct-to-home television programming, support telephone networks, and provide broadband Internet services. The 61 degrees west location enables the craft to reach customers in Latin America, Europe and North Africa, according to Madrid-based Hispasat, operator of Amazonas 3. Hispasat and Hispamar, its Brazilian subsidiary, will use Amazonas 3 to help bridge the digital divide afflicting millions of Latin Americans struggling to obtain modern communications capabilities. Amazonas 3 features the first Ka-band payload for broadband service in Latin America, allowing users to enjoy more flexible, interactive multimedia programming. The spacecraft was manufactured by Space Systems/Loral of Palo Alto, Calif., for a 15-year mission. It carries 33 Ku-band and 19 C-band transponders, plus nine Ka-band spot beams.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 39078U 13006A   16269.15709576 -.00000315  00000-0  00000+0 0  9990
2 39078   0.0263 206.5605 0005074   5.2210 148.1948  1.00270886 13359
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC

N2YO: 443