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THAICOM 3

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1997-016A

Description

THAICOM 3 was a three-axis stabilized spacecraft with a payload capacity of 25 C-Band and 14 Ku-Band transponders. Global Beam coverage on THAICOM 3 spanned over four continents and serviced users in Asia, Europe, Australia, and Africa. The high-powered Ku-Band transponders, with both spot and steerable beams, were ideally suitable for Digital DTH services for Thailand and countries in the region. It is in a geosynchronous orbit at 78.5 d E and has a life expectancy of 14 years.

Alternate Names

  • 24768
  • THAICOM3

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1997-04-16
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44L
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 1560 kg
Nominal Power: 5300 W

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Thailand)

Discipline

  • Communications

Additional Information

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

 
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