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Satellite Name: Nimiq 3 (DirecTV-3, DBS-3, Nimiq 2i)
Status: retired
Position: 82° W (82° W)
NORAD: 23598
Cospar number: 1995-029A
Operator: Telesat Canada Ltd.
Launch date: 10-Jul-1995
Launch site: Guiana Space Center
Launch vehicle: Ariane 42P
Launch mass (kg): 2923
Dry mass (kg): 1727
Manufacturer: Boeing (Hughes)
Model (bus): HS-601
Orbit: GEO
Expected lifetime: 12 yrs.
Call sign: S2629
On-orbit backup for Nimiq 2; high resolution TV broadcast; USA and Western Hemispheric countries;
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