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BSAT 3A

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2007-036B

Description

BSAT 3A is a Japanese geostationary communications satellite that was launched by an Ariane 5-ECA rocket from Kourou at 23:44 UT on 14 August 2007. The 1.98 tonne (with fuel) craft carries twelve 130 W Ku-band transponders to provide direct-to-home high-definition television programs to the entire nation, after parking over 110 degrees E longitude. It joins a fleet of four other BSAT Corporation satellites.

Alternate Names

  • 32019

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2007-08-14
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 927.0 kg
Nominal Power: 2800.0 W

Funding Agency

  • Broadcast Satellite System Corp of Tokyo (Japan)

Discipline

  • Communications

Additional Information

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

 
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