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BSAT 3B is a communications satellite launched from Kourou on 28 October 2010 at 21:51 UT by an Ariane 5 rocket. The craft weighed 2060 kg and will be located at 110 degrees E longitude. It carries 12 130 W Ku-band channels, eight operating simultaneously, enabling it to play a vital role in providing satellite broadcasting services. It has an expected design life of 15 years.

Alternate Names

  • 37206
  • BSAT3B

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2010-10-28
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

Funding Agency

  • Broadcast Satellite System Corp of Tokyo (Japan)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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