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SES 3, a telecommunications satellite, was launched from Baikonur on 16 July 2011 at 23:16 UT by a Proton rocket. The craft weighed 3112 kg and will replace the aging AMC 1 spacecraft. The payload includes 24 C-band and 24 Ku-band transponders for traditional television broadcast programming and mobile data transmission, broadband Internet and private networks. SES 3 will begin service from 103 degrees W longitude and has a mission life of 15 years.

Alternate Names

  • 37748
  • SES3

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2011-07-15
Launch Vehicle: Proton
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan
Mass: 3112 kg

Funding Agency

  • Societe Europeenne des Satellites (Luxembourg) (Luxembourg)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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