Mexico to launch Morelos 3 satellite to support disaster relief

The Mexican Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT) has announced the launch of the Morelos 3 satellite as part of a series of Mexican communication satellites. This one will support disaster relief activities and provide emergency services, among others.

The launch will take place on 02 October 2015 from the Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services base in Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA. Morelos 3 will be part of the Mexican Satellite System (Mexsat), which comprises three telecommunication satellites that belong to SCT but are operated by Telecomm.

The satellite has been manufactured by Boeing Satellite Systems International and will be used to provide different mobile satellite services such as disaster relief, emergency services and telemedicine.