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Satellite Name: Arcturus (Aurora 4A)
Status: moving
Position: 163° W (163° W)
NORAD: 56371
Cospar number: 2023-060B
Operator: Astranis Space Technologies Corp.
Launch date: 1-May-2023
Launch site: Cape Canaveral SFS
Launch vehicle: Falcon Heavy
Launch mass (kg): 400
Dry mass (kg):  
Manufacturer: Astranis Space Technologies Corp.
Model (bus): MicroGEO
Orbit: GEO
Expected lifetime: 10
Call sign: S3092
Beacon(s): 19702, 19705, 19706
Details:
Small geostationary high-throughput communications satellite to be used to provide broadband communications services for Alaska for Pacific Dataport. Astranis will be the owner and operator of the satellite. The payload was designed to deliver 7.5 gigabits per second. After reaching orbit, Arcturus suffered a solar array malfunction. It will be temporarily replaced with UtilitySat 1, which is to launch later in 2023, until a full replacement is available.
 
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