Satellite SLDCOM-3 (Satellite Launch Dispenser Communications System) (USA 119) of National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names SLDCOM-3 (Satellite Launch Dispenser Communications System) (USA 119)
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
Users Military
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit Elliptical
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 1200
Apogee (km) 11600
Eccentricity 0.407204385277995
Inclination (degrees) 63.4
Period (minutes) 240
Launch Mass (kg.)
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 12-05-1996
Expected Lifetime
Contractor National Reconnaissance Laboratory
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Vandenberg AFB
Launch Vehicle Titan IV
COSPAR Number 1996-029A
NORAD Number 23893
Comments Provides tactical intelligence focused support to broad community of users consisting of uniformed military services and government agencies for both exercises and operations.


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