Palapa n1 lost

Analoguesat

Analoguesat

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Palapa N1 is reported lost after the failure of the Chang Zheng 3B launcher

 
hvdh

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The loss of Palapa N1 must have been quite unfortunate.
Palapa D at 112.95°E, launched in 2009, had its 15 year lifetime reduced from the start.
The launcher underperformed and station-keeping fuel was needed to bring it to GEO.
Palapa D is already allowed to incline since May, 0.24° now.PalapaD_35812_InclLonTime.png
 
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