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Re: AsiaSat-3 (now HGS-1) to the Moon and back - unclassified



 
> > A friend (who is well placed to know enough but not everuthing) asked me:
> > 
> > "Have you been tracking AsiaSat-3 (now HGS-1)?  It is on its way to the
> > moon
> > for the second time, to achieve a usable near-GEO orbit after the 25
> > December Proton launch failure."
> > 
> > I had heard the whisperings, the rumours, the satellite buzzes... but, when
> > I try to search on it, nothing seems to come up.
> > 
> > No elements seem to exist,
> > no logical satellite identifiers exist in several places I've looked,
> > and so on.
> > 
 
Pulled the following off the OIG   
Haven't tried it yet. 

HGS-1
1 25126U 97086A   98137.41666670 -.00009723  00000-0  00000+0 0   879
2 25126  18.2210 350.2940 8396523  61.8540   6.6420  0.06470664  2570

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