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Goes 03

Also called Goes C


Designation 10953 / 78062A
Launch date 16 Jun 1978
Country of origin United States
Mission Meteorology
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Thor Delta #142

The satellite was reactivated in 1995 to transmit educational programming in S-band (was desactivated in 1993). Used by the University of Hawaii to transmit educational programming throughout the Hawaiian Islands. In 1989 the satellite started being used by Peacesat (see Goes 07)


Begin End Position
L: 16 Jun 1978   60°E
24 Oct 1993   176.2°W, inclination: 8°
~Jan 1995 Jan 1996 drifting East
Feb 1996   103°W, inclination: 11°

End of life

Out of service Jun 2016
Cause Moved to junk orbit
Replaced by DSCS 3-09

Technical data

Built by Ford Aerospace
Downlink frequency: 136.38, 1691 and 2297.5925 MHz

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