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AMS 23

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2005-052A

Description

AMS 23, with a pre-launch name of Worldsat 3, is an American geostationary communications satellite that was launched by a Proton-M rocket from Baikonur at 02:28 UT on 29 December 2005. The five tonne craft carries 20 high-power Ku-band, and 18 C-band transponders to provide voice, video and internet services to the Asia-Pacific region after parking over 172 deg-E longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 28924
  • Worldsat 3
  • 2005-052A
  • AMS23

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2005-12-29
Launch Vehicle: Proton-M
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Unknown United States

Discipline

  • Communications

Additional Information

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

 

Personnel

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