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Designator id: 1990-021A

Description of INTELSAT 603 Satellite:

INTELSAT 6 F-3 was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida using a Titan 3 booster rocket. A booster separation failure cast INTELSAT 6 F-3, the second in the series, into a non-operational substationary orbit. The satellite carried 38 C-band and 10 K-band transponders, to provide telephone, TV and data services to large ground stations and small terminals. It could have accommodated 120,000 phone calls and 3 TV channels simultaneously. Built by Hughes Space and Communications Group for INTELSAT, the new series satellite were the largest commsats flown to date. It was drum-shaped, 3.6 m in diameter and 11.7 m tall, weighing 4,215 kg at launch; 2,560 kg on orbit. Body mounted solar arrays provided 2,250 W at end of life.

Technical data:

Launch Date: 1990-03-14
Launch Vehicle: Titan III
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 2560.0 kg

Funding Agencies:

International Telecommunications Satellite Corporation (International)



Source: Nasa

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 20523U 90021A   12337.91526674  .00000078  00000-0  10000-3 0  1711
2 20523 009.2090 051.9957 0001302 214.8757 146.2931 01.00274215 76157

Last TLE update on :2012-12-03

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