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AsiaSat 3S



A replacement for Asiasat 3, placed in the wrong orbit by a Proton launch in 1997, Asiasat 3S carried C and Ku band transponders. The Blok DM3 upper stage placed the satellite in a geosynchronous transfer orbit. Asiasat's on-board R4D apogee engine was then used to raise perigee to geostationary altitude.

Alternate Names

  • 25657
  • AsiaSat3S

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1999-03-21
Launch Vehicle: Proton-K
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 2500 kg

Funding Agency

  • Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat) (Peoples Republic of China)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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