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Marisat 3


Designation 09478 / 76101A
Launch date 14 Oct 1976
Country of origin United States
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Thor Delta #127

In mid 2000 it should start serving South Pole scientist from 33.9°W. Data rate up to 2 Mbps. Still serving in mid-2007.

In March 2005, Intelsat requests FCC approval to operate two UHF channels for NATO needs. Would be (up/down): 307.75/254.15 MHz & 311.15-257.55 MHz. Those are 500 KHz channels.


Begin End Position
L: 14 Oct 1976   15°W
Mar 1995   178°W, inclined
Oct 1996 Feb 2000 72°E, inclined
Aug 2000   33.9°W, inclined

End of life

Out of service 29 Oct 2008
Cause Moved to the junk orbit

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