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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.
> 
> Yet the story is well known by some.
> Can someone help with an appropriate Net address to look it up?
> 

The CNN web site has had updates on the satellite at 
http://cnn.com/TECH/space/

Apparently once wasnt enough.  Maybe it could take Galaxy IV's 
place???  :-)


Gregory S. Williams
KE4HSM@ICX.NET
http://user.icx.net/~ke4hsm



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