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Satcom C3


Designation 22117 / 92060B
Launch date 10 Sep 1992
Country of origin United States
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Ariane V53


Begin End Position
L: 10 Sep 1992 Nov 1992? 143°W
Dec 1992? Dec 2004 131°W
Jan 2005 Apr 2005 131°W, inclined
Jul 2005 Sep 2010 79°W, inclined

End of life

Out of service Oct 2010
Cause Moved to the junk orbit

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Technical data

Lyngsat transponder loading

EIRP coverage (dBW)


Prime contractor GE Astro Space
Platform GE-3000
Mass at launch 1370 kg
Mass in orbit 784 kg
Length 1 m
Width 1.6 m
Height 1.5 m
Solar array 15.1 m span
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power 1400 W
Design lifetime 12 years


Main transponders 24
Backup transponders  
Power 17 W
Bandwidth 36 MHz
Coverage & EIRP max see footprint
Polarization linear H/V

Transponder frequency chart

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