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USA 170



USA 170, also known as DSCS 3B6, is an American, Defense Satellite Communications System's geostationary, super-secure communication satellite that was launched by a Delta 4 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFS at 23:13 UT on 29 August 2003. It is the 10th and final member of the DSCS phase 3 fleet enabling worldwide links among the American military personnel. The parking longitude is unavailable.

Alternate Names

  • 27875
  • DSCS 3B6
  • USA170

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2003-08-29
Launch Vehicle: Delta IV
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (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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