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Mission typeCommunications
COSPAR ID2011-035A
SATCAT no.37748
Mission duration15 years
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerOrbital Sciences Corporation
Launch mass3,170 kilograms (6,990 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date15 July 2011, 23:16 (2011-07-15UTC23:16Z) UTC[1]
Launch siteBaikonur 200/39
ContractorInternational Launch Services
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Longitude99° west (2011)
108° east (2012)
103° west (2012-present)
Perigee35,781 kilometres (22,233 mi)
Apogee35,803 kilometres (22,247 mi)
Inclination0.04 degrees
Period23.93 hours
Epoch29 October 2013, 07:36:56 UTC[2]

SES-3 is a communications satellite operated by SES World Skies. It was built by Orbital Sciences Corporation and based on the STAR-2 platform. It was launched on 15 July 2011 on a Proton-M / Briz-M launch vehicle, alongside the KazSat-2 satellite. It is currently positioned at the 103.0°W orbital location over North America, replacing AMC-1. Clients include E. W. Scripps Company, In Demand pay-per-view, Ion Television, Mood Media, NBC and QVC.[3]


  1. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  2. ^ "SES 3 Satellite details 2011-035A NORAD 37748". N2YO. 29 October 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  3. ^ "SES 3 at 103.0°W - LyngSat".