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Class: Communications. Nation: Japan. Agency: TSCJ(Sakura).

To continue communications services provided by the communications satellite 2 (CS-2). To meet increasing and diversifying demands for communications. To develop technologies for communications satellites. Launch vehicle H18F. Launching organization NASDA.


Specification

Total Mass: 1,100 kg.


CS-3 Chronology


19 February 1988 Sakura 3A Program: CS. Launch Site: Tanegashima . Launch Vehicle: H-1. Mass: 1,100 kg. Perigee: 35,787 km. Apogee: 35,788 km. Inclination: 0.0 deg.

Stationed at 132 deg E. CS-3A (Sakura 3-A). To continue communications services provided by the communications satellite 2 (CS-2). To meet increasing and diversifying demands for communications. To develop technologies for communications satellites. Launch vehicle H18F. Launchin g organization NASDA. Launch time 1005 GMT.


16 September 1988 Sakura 3B Program: CS. Launch Site: Tanegashima . Launch Vehicle: H-1. Mass: 1,100 kg. Perigee: 35,787 km. Apogee: 35,790 km. Inclination: 0.0 deg.

Telephone communications; 136 deg E. CS-3B (Sakura 3-B). To continue communications services provided by the communications satellite 2 (CS-2). To meet increasing and diversifying demands for communications; to develop technologies for communications satellites. Launch vehicle H-I (H19F). La unching organization NASDA. Launch time 0959 GMT.



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