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SATMEX 5

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SATMEX 5 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 25558
Int'l Code: 1998-070A
Perigee: 36,194.9 km
Apogee: 36,271.9 km
Inclination: 6.1 °
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   21105.64175823 -.00000247  00000-0  00000-0 0  9998
2 25558   6.0857  66.9727 0009039 347.6408 178.5659  0.98723620 81819
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC