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Orion 3



ORION 3 was to be a South Korean geosynchronous communications spacecraft. At the end of the first stage segment, the second stage might have ignited but failed to sustain the thrust. The spacecraft ended up in a low, useless orbit.

Alternate Names

  • 25727
  • Orion3

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1999-05-05
Launch Vehicle: Delta III
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • Loral Skynet (United States)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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