Satellite ABS-3 (Agila 2, Mabuhay 1) of Asia Broadcast Satellite

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names ABS-3 (Agila 2, Mabuhay 1)
Country of Operator/Owner International
Operator/Owner Asia Broadcast Satellite
Users Commercial
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 146.06
Perigee (km) 35769
Apogee (km) 35802
Eccentricity 0.000391408001328415
Inclination (degrees) 0.05
Period (minutes) 1436.07
Launch Mass (kg.) 3775
Dry Mass (kg.) 1800
Power (watts) 9000
Date of Launch 19-08-1997
Expected Lifetime 15 yrs.
Contractor Space Systems/Loral
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Xichang Satellite Launch Center
Launch Vehicle Long March CZ3B
COSPAR Number 1997-042A
NORAD Number 24901
Comments Most powerful telecommunications satellite in service in the Asia-Pacific region; 30 C-band, 24 Ku-band transponders; 190 high fidelity channels and 50,000 simultaneous telephone links.

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