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Designation 41622 / 16041A
Launch date 24 Jun 2016
Country of origin United States
Mission Military: telecommunications
Geostationary orbit n/a
Launch vehicle Atlas 5 #63

Right after launch it experienced a malfunction with its main-engine (made by IHI Aerospace, Japan) propulsion system and remained stuck it in an intermediate orbit (est. 15150 x 35500 km x 9.8°). As this was to be an oribt spare, no operating issue is caused by this incident. It reached it's operational orbit in Nov 2016.

Was inspected with GSSAP in August 2016.

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