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This satellite is an old RCA Series 3000 (now Lockheed Martin) that was launched in 1995 aboard a Delta 2 rocket. One of the rocket’s booster motors failed to separate during the launch hindering the vehicle’s performance. This caused the satellite to be placed in a orbit about 3000 miles lower than expected. The satellite was successfully raised to a geostationary orbit using it’s on board thrusters, but that lowered its operational life from 15 years to only 4.5 years 7/13/06 11:13 PM Order
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