The Boeing launch team at Cape Canaveral Air Station, Fla., is preparing to launch the Orion 3 satellite aboard a Boeing Delta III on April 21, from Space Launch Complex 17. The 69-minute launch window opens at 9:02 p.m. EDT. Spacecraft separation is approximately 36 minutes after liftoff.
Orion 3, built by Hughes Space and Communications for Loral Space & Communications, will expand the C-band and Ku-band coverage area of the Loral satellite service fleet to include the entire Asia-Pacific region.
Live Video Feed and Webcasting
Boeing and Loral will provide a live video feed beginning at 8:45 p.m. EDT. Ku-band transmission will be carried on: Telstar 5, Transponder 19, at 97 degrees West longitude. The polarization will be vertical. The downlink frequency is RF 12.053 GHz or L-Band 1303 MHz. English audio programming will be carried on 6.2 MHz left and Korean audio programming on 6.8 MHz right.