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Meteosat 3


Designation 19215 / 88051A
Launch date 15 Jun 1988
Country of origin Europe
Mission Meteorology
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Ariane V22


Begin End Position
L: 15 Jun 1988 Jun 1989 0°E
Jun 1989 Jan 1990 50°W
Jan 1990 Apr 1990 0°E
Apr 1990 ?Nov 1990 5°W
Jul 1991   50°W
late 1992   75°W
Apr 1993   72.8°W
Feb 1995 Nov 1995 70°W, inclined

In May 1995 Eumetsat decided it didn't need the satellite back so it remained in reserve around 70°W before final burn.

End of life

Out of service mid Nov 1995
Cause pushed to the junk orbit

Technical data

Downlink frequency: 137.08 & 1691 MHz + in S-band

External resources

sat-index articles

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