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Morelos 3



Also known as MEXSAT-2, Morelos-3 was constructed by Boeing and is based around the BSS-702HP GeoMobile platform. Using L and Ku-band transponders reflected through 22 and 2-metre (72 and 7-foot) antennae respectively to provide secure communications for the Mexican government, the satellite will serve both military and civilian applications.

With a mass of approximately 5,300 kilograms (11,700 lb), the spacecraft is designed to provide fifteen years of service. Power generation, of up to 14 kilowatts, will be provided by twin solar arrays each consisting of five panels of triple junction gallium arsenide cells.

Alternate Names

  • 40946
  • MEXSAT-2
  • Morelos3

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2015-10-02
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Mexico)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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