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Spaceway 3



Spaceway 3 is an American geostationary communications craft that was launched by an Ariane 5-ECA rocket from Kourou at 23:44 UT on 14 August 2007. The 6.1 tonne (with fuel) satellite carries several Ka-band transponders to provide television coverage to all of North America through orientable spot-beams, after parking over 95°W longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 32018
  • Spaceway3

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2007-08-14
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 3655 kg
Nominal Power: 12800 W

Funding Agency

  • Hughes Network Systems, LLC (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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