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Satellite Name: Palapa D (Palapa D1)
Status: retired
Position: 113° E (113° E)
NORAD: 35812
Cospar number: 2009-046A
Operator: PT Indosat Tbk
Launch date: 31-Aug-2009
Launch site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center
Launch vehicle: Long March CZ-3B/E
Launch mass (kg): 4100
Dry mass (kg):  
Manufacturer: Thales Group
Model (bus): Spacebus-4000B3
Orbit: GEO
Expected lifetime: 10 yrs.
Call sign:  
Beacon(s): 4198.125H, 4198.625H, 12749H
24 standard C-band, 11 extended C-Band and 5 Ku-band transponders to provide telecommunication services to Indonesia, ASEAN countries, Asian countries, Middle East and Australia. As the carrier's third stage failed to get the satellite to the planned orbit, its 400 newton apogee motor was subsequently used (in a non-nominally mode) to raise it into geostationary orbit. Due to the expenditure of fuel during these maneuvers, it is expected to have enough fuel for about ten years of operations. Failed to reach GEO orbit by CZ-3B but Thales Alenia Space was able to maneuver it into the planned GEO, though with a reduced lifetime.
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