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N-Star 3



N-Star 3 is a Japanese geostationary communications spacecraft that was launched (along with Stellat 5) by an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou at 23:22 UT on 5 July 2002. The 1,625 kg (with fuel), 1,400 W triaxially-stabilized satellite will provide mobile telephone, data transfer and maritime communications to Japan and neighboring area through its S- and C-band transponders after parking over 135 deg-E longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 27461
  • N-Star3

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2002-07-05
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Japan)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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