Satellite Thuraya 3 of Thuraya Satellite Communications

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Thuraya 3
Country of Operator/Owner United Arab Emirates
Operator/Owner Thuraya Satellite Communications
Users Commercial
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 98.6
Perigee (km) 35766
Apogee (km) 35807
Eccentricity 0.000486283254065209
Inclination (degrees) 5.84
Period (minutes) 1436.1
Launch Mass (kg.) 5180
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 15-01-2008
Expected Lifetime 12 yrs.
Contractor Boeing Satellite Systems
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Sea Launch (Odyssey)
Launch Vehicle Zenit 3SL
COSPAR Number 2008-001A
NORAD Number 32404
Comments Mobile phone communication in eastern Asia, Middle East, Australia.


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