Wideband Global Satcom 5 (WGS-5, USA 243): Know Everything About USA 243

Name Description
Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Wideband Global Satcom 5 (WGS-5, USA 243)
Current Official Name of Satellite USA 243
Country/Org of UN Registry USA
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner Military Satellite Communications – US Air Force
Users Military
Purpose Communications
Detailed Purpose
Class of Orbit GEO
Longitude of GEO (degrees) -52.5
Perigee (km) 35,739
Apogee (km) 35,784
Eccentricity 5.34E-04
Inclination (degrees) 0
Period (minutes) 1436.1
Launch Mass (kg.) 5,990
Dry Mass (kg.) 3,450
Power (watts) 13,000.00
Date of Launch 25-05-2013
Expected Lifetime (yrs.) 14
Contractor Boeing Satellite Systems
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Cape Canaveral
Launch Vehicle Delta 4
COSPAR Number 2013-024A
NORAD Number 39168
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