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CS-3B (Communications Satellite 3B) was launched from the Tanegashima Space Center, Japan. It was placed in an elliptical orbit and was moved at a later stage to a stationary orbit above the equator at 136 deg east longitude over the western part of New Guinea.

Alternate Names

  • 19508
  • CS-3B

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1988-09-16
Launch Vehicle: H-1
Launch Site: Tanegashima, Japan
Mass: 550 kg

Funding Agency

  • National Space Development Agency (NASDA) (Japan)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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