TDRS-3

USA


Spacecraft nº:

USA satellite nº:

TDRS = Tracking and Data Relay Satellite

Launch data:

Designation19548 / 88091B
Launch date29 Sep 1988 - 15:37 UT
Launch site MLP2, KSC LC-39B
Launch vehicleShuttle STS-26
MissionGovernment: Communications
Geostationary orbit on:
Perigee / Apogee 35693 x 35878 km
Eccentricity 2.19E-03
Inclination 11.53 deg
Period 1436.06 min

Backup; Still partially operational

Spacecraft data:

Prime contractor  TRW Defense and Space Systems Group
Platform  
Operator NASA
Mass at launch  3180 kg
Dry Mass 1600 kg
Basic shape  
Dimension (m) 
Solar array  
Stabilization  
DC power  1800 W
Design lifetime  10 yrs - still partially aperational

Location:

Begin End Position
L: 29 Sep 1988   171°W
1990 1991 174°W
1991 1994 62°W
1994 1995 171°W
Jun 1995 85°E, inclined: supports GRO and tested with HST
2009 84.41°E


Mission details:






STS-26 Discovery, IUS / TDRS-3 deployment - Credit: NASA.


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