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Amazonas 3 is a communications satellite based on the Loral 1300 satellite bus and owned by the Hispasat Group of Madrid, Spain.[2] It was launched by an Ariane 5-ECA carrier rocket on 7 February 2013, with a launch mass of 6265 kg. It will provide C and Ku band service in Brazil for a joint venture of Hispasat and the Brazilian telecommunications carrier Oi.

Amazonas 3
Mission typeCommunications
COSPAR ID2013-006A
SATCAT no.39078
Mission duration15 years
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerSpace Systems/Loral
Launch mass6,265 kilograms (13,812 lb)
Power14,000 watts
Start of mission
Launch date7 February 2013, 21:36 (2013-02-07UTC21:36Z) UTC
RocketAriane 5ECA VA212
Launch siteKourou ELA-3
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Longitude61° west
Perigee altitude35,770 kilometres (22,230 mi)
Apogee altitude35,815 kilometres (22,254 mi)
Inclination0.04 degrees
Period23.93 hours
Epoch29 October 2013, 02:12:41 UTC[1]


  1. ^ "AMAZONAS 3 Satellite details 2013-006A NORAD 39078". N2YO. 29 October 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  2. ^ Jonathan McDowell (2013-02-10). "Jonathan's Space Report No. 674".