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Also called USA 214


Designation 36868 / 10039A
Launch date 14 Aug 2010
Country of origin United States
Mission Military: telecommunications
Geostationary orbit 4°E
Launch vehicle Atlas 5 #22

Went operational in March 2012.

The liquid apogee motor (LAE) failed and the satellite could not be placed in GEO orbit (could have been caused by a piece of cloth). The hydrazine boosters will be used to circularise the orbit, over a period of several months. Reached GEO on 24 Oct 2011.

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