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HELLAS-SAT 3

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HELLAS-SAT 3 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 42814
Int'l Code: 2017-040A
Perigee: 35,786.7 km
Apogee: 35,798.8 km
Inclination: 0.1 °
Period: 1,436.0 minutes
Semi major axis: 42163 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: June 28, 2017
Source: European Space Agency (ESA)
Launch site: FRENCH GUIANA (FRGUI)

HELLAS-SAT 3 is a communications satellite designed to broadcast television, link European air travelers with Wi-Fi, and relay video and data signals. Developed in a cost-sharing arrangement by Hellas-Sat and Inmarsat, HELLAS-SAT 3 will broadcast direct-to-home television programming over Europe, Africa and the Middle East with 44 Ku-band transponders and a Ka-band payload owned by the Hellas-Sat, a telecom provider based in Greece and Cyprus. It will expand and eventually replace broadcast capacity currently offered by the Hellas-Sat 2 satellite launched from Cape Canaveral by an Atlas 5 rocket in May 2003. The satellite 'will be Hellas-Sat's second satellite at 39 degrees east delivering in-orbit, direct-to-home, and telecom services over its coverage areas in Europe, the Middle East and sub-Saharan African countries. The S-band payload on the Hellas-Sat/Inmarsat S EAN spacecraft will connect airline passengers traveling across Europe with Wi-Fi as a centerpiece of Inmarsat's European Aviation Network. The European Aviation Network will have coverage in all 28 European Union member states, plus Norway and Switzerland. The aeronautical communications project is a partnership between Inmarsat and Deutsche Telekom, which provides a network of approximately 300 4G ground sites, allowing a computerized controller aboard aircraft to automatically switch between ground and satellite Wi-Fi service as needed.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 42814U 17040A   17324.63107855  .00000155  00000-0  00000+0 0  9993
2 42814   0.0936  75.0221 0001431 237.8902  13.1380  1.00275337  1494
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC