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SPACEWAY 1

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SPACEWAY 1 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 28644
Int'l Code: 2005-015A
Perigee: 36,276.6 km
Apogee: 36,324.4 km
Inclination: 2.2 °
Period: 1,462.1 minutes
Semi major axis: 42671 km
RCS: 5.0118 m2 (large)
Launch date: April 26, 2005
Source: United States (US)
Launch site: SEA LAUNCH (SEAL)

SPACEWAY 1 is an American geostationary communications satellite that was launched at 07:32 UT on 26 April 2005 by a Zenit 3SL rocket from the floating platform, Odyssey parked at 154 deg-W longitude on the equatorial Pacific Ocean. The satellite belongs to the well-known fleet of DIRECTV. The 3.8 tonne, 12.3 kW, 3.4 m x 3.2 m x 5.1 m satellite will provide high-speed internet connections along with digital TV and other channels to all of North America through its 17 Ku-band transponders after parking over 102.8 deg-W longitude.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 28644U 05015A   21261.01184771 -.00000108  00000-0  00000+0 0  9995
2 28644   2.2370  89.7930 0005594  51.4154 245.3757  0.98490876 60032
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC