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SATMEX 5

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SATMEX 5 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 25558
Int'l Code: 1998-070A
Perigee: 36,229.8 km
Apogee: 36,237.6 km
Inclination: 4.1 °
Period: 1,458.6 minutes
Semi major axis: 42604 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   18261.18187238 -.00000160  00000-0  00000+0 0  9992
2 25558   4.1029  71.9186 0000916 321.0787  39.1996  0.98722472 72545
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC