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Maqsat 3


Designation 25503 / 98059A
Launch date 21 Oct 1998
Country of origin Europe
Mission Technology
Perigee/Apogee 1152 x 36612 km
Inclination 7.0°
Period 655.9 min
Launch vehicle Ariane V112

Maqsat 3 was not fully instrumented; the number of sensors was limited to a dozen shock transducers and strain gauges situated particularly around the interface with the payload adapter.

The satellite was not separated at GTO injection point to avoid increasing space debris.

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Technical data


Prime contractor Kayser-Threde of Munich
Mass at launch 2730 kg
Mass in orbit  
Dimension 2 m diameter x 2.5 m long
Solar array  
DC power  
Design lifetime  

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