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St-2

ST-2
Mission type Communications
Operator Singapore Telecom
Chunghwa Telecom
COSPAR ID 2011-022B
SATCAT № 37606
Mission duration 15 years
Spacecraft properties
Bus DS-2000
Manufacturer Mitsubishi Electric
Launch mass 5,090 kilograms (11,220 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 20 May 2011, 20:38 (2011-05-20T20:38Z) UTC[1]
Rocket Ariane 5ECA VA202
Launch site Kourou ELA-3
Contractor Arianespace
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary
Longitude 88° east
Perigee 35,785 kilometres (22,236 mi)
Apogee 35,799 kilometres (22,244 mi)
Inclination 0.00 degrees
Period 23.93 hours
Epoch 29 October 2013, 17:11:17 UTC[2]

ST-2 is a telecommunications satellite made by Mitsubishi Electric. It was launched on May 20, 2011 atop an Ariane 5 ECA rocket from ESA's Guiana Space Centre in a dual-launch mission with GSAT-8. a ST-2 is a replacement for the ST-1 satellite. It is built around the DS2000 spacecraft bus. It is in geosynchronous orbit at 88 deg. East, and is operated by the ST-2 Satellite Ventures joint company of Singapore Telecommunications(SingTel) and Chunghwa Telecom. It provides relay services over the Middle East, Central Asia, India and Southeast Asia.

References

  1. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "ST 2 Satellite details 2011-022B NORAD 37606". N2YO. 29 October 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 

External links

  • http://www.arianespace.com/news-mission-update/2011/783.asp
  • http://business.singtel.com/satellite/st2/about-st2.asp
  • http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Mitsubishi_Electric_Puts_ST2_Satellite_into_Orbit_999.html


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