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Hughes / Boeing: HS-376 / BSS-376

HP-376 (Typical, similar L Versions)

HP-376HP

HP-376W

The popular and versatile Boeing 376 spin-stabilized spacecraft is one of the world's most-purchased commercial communications satellite models. The first satellite to be launched by the space shuttle, the Boeing 376 is built by Boeing Satellite Systems.

All Boeing 376 models have two telescoping cylindrical solar panels and antennas that fold for compactness during launch. The basic bus accommodates a wide range of customized payloads, and the satellite can be boosted by any of the world's major launch vehicles.

The Boeing 376 spacecraft is available in several configurations ranging from 800 to 2,000 watts and typically features 24 transponders in C- or Ku-band, or a combination of both.

Fifty-eight Boeing 376 spacecraft have been built or ordered for more than a dozen customers on five continents as of January 2002. Without compromising its proven design, the Boeing 376 continues to evolve to incorporate new technologies, such as more efficient solar cells, as they emerge. The Boeing 376W model is an extension of the Boeing 376 family. The Boeing 376W is larger, wider, and more powerful than the Boeing 376.

Satellite Ordered Date Launcher Weight (kg) Remarks
Launch BOL
HS-376
Anik C1 → Nahuel I1 → Brasil 1T 1978 12.04.1985 Shuttle PAM-D 1140 563
Anik C2 → Nahuel I2 1978 18.06.1983 Shuttle PAM-D 1140 563
Anik C3 1978 11.11.1982 Shuttle PAM-D 1140 563
Anik D1 26.08.1982 Delta-3920 PAM-D 1140 634
Anik D2 → Satcom 4R → Arabsat 1D 08.11.1984 Shuttle PAM-D 1140 634
APStar 1 → ZX 5E 1992 21.07.1994 CZ-3 1400 726
APStar 1A → ZX 5D 1995 03.07.1996 CZ-3 1400 726
Aussat A1 → Optus A1 1982 27.08.1985 Shuttle PAM-D 1250 654
Aussat A2 → Optus A2 1982 27.11.1985 Shuttle PAM-D 1250 654
Aussat A3 → Optus A3 1982 16.09.1987 Ariane-3 1250 696
Brasilsat A1 (SBTS 1) 1982 08.02.1985 Ariane-3 1195
Brasilsat A2 (SBTS 2) 1982 28.03.1986 Ariane-3 1195
BSat 1a 1993 16.04.1997 Ariane-44LP H10-3 1236 723
BSat 1b 1993 28.04.1998 Ariane-44P H10-3 1236 723
Galaxy 1 28.06.1983 Delta-3920 PAM-D 1200 709
Galaxy 1R 1989 22.08.1992 F Atlas-1 1390 788 Launch failure
Galaxy 1R2 1992 19.02.1994 Delta-7925-8 1390 788
Galaxy 2 22.09.1983 Delta-3920 PAM-D 1200 709
Galaxy 3 21.09.1984 Delta-3920 PAM-D 1200 709
Galaxy 5 1989 14.03.1992 Atlas-1 1390 788
Galaxy 6 (ex Westar 6S) 1983 12.10.1992 Ariane-44L H10 1390 709
Galaxy 9 1995 24.05.1996 Delta-7925 1390 788
Marco Polo 1 → Sirius 1 (Sirius W) 1987 27.08.1989 Delta-4925 1250 660
Marco Polo 2 → Thor 1 1987 18.08.1990 Delta-6925-8 1250 662
MEASAT 1 → Africasat 1 1994 12.01.1996 Ariane-44L H10-3 1450 886
MEASAT 2 → Africasat 2 1994 13.11.1996 Ariane-44L H10-3 1450 886
Morelos 1 1982 17.06.1985 Shuttle PAM-D 1140 647
Morelos 2 1982 27.11.1985 Shuttle PAM-D 1140 647
Palapa B1 → Palapa Pacific 1 1980 18.06.1983 Shuttle PAM-D 1200 692
Palapa B2P (ex Palapa B3) → Agila 1 1984 20.03.1987 Delta-3920 PAM-D 1200 692
Palapa B2
Palapa B2R → NewSat 1
1980 03.02.1984
13.04.1990
fr Shuttle PAM-D
Delta-6925-8
1200 692 PKM failed on 1. launch, relaunched
Palapa B4 14.05.1992 Delta-7925-8 1200 692
Prowler 1 15.11.1990 Shuttle PAM-D
SBS 1 1977 15.11.1980 Delta-3910 PAM-D 1117 540
SBS 2 1977 24.09.1981 Delta-3910 PAM-D 1117 540
SBS 3 1981 11.11.1982 Shuttle PAM-D 1117 540
SBS 4 → HGS 5 1983 30.08.1984 Shuttle PAM-D 1117 540
SBS 5 1983 08.09.1988 Ariane-3 1117 540
Telstar 301 → Arabsat 1E 1980 28.07.1983 Delta-3920 PAM-D 1140 653
Telstar 302 1980 30.08.1984 Shuttle PAM-D 1140 653
Telstar 303 1980 17.06.1985 Shuttle PAM-D 1140 653
Westar 4 1980 26.02.1982 Delta-3910 PAM-D 1100 582
Westar 5 1982 09.06.1982 Delta-3910 PAM-D 1100 582
Westar 6
AsiaSat 1
03.02.1984
07.04.1990
fr Shuttle PAM-D
CZ-3
1244 582 PKM failed on 1. launch, relaunched
ZX 7 (ChinaSat 7) → HGS 2 1995 18.08.1996 f CZ-3 1384 734
HS-376HP
Astra 2D 1999 20.12.2000 Ariane-5G 1445 824
Astra 3A 2000 29.03.2002 Ariane-44L H10-3 1514 908
Bonum 1 1997 22.11.1998 Delta-7925 1425 793
eBird 1 → Eurobird 3 → Eutelsat 33A → Eutelsat 31A 2000 27.09.2003 Ariane-5G 1530 895
Sirius 3 1997 05.10.1998 Ariane-44L H10-3 1465 815
Thor 2 1995 20.05.1997 Delta-7925 1467 853
Thor 3 1997 10.06.1998 Delta-7925 1451 853
HS-376L
Thaicom 1 → Thaicom 1A 1991 18.12.1993 Ariane-44L H10+ 1080 629
Thaicom 2 1991 07.10.1994 Ariane-44L H10+ 1080 629
HS-376W
Brasilsat B1 1990 10.08.1994 Ariane-44LP H10+ 1757 1052
Brasilsat B2 1990 28.03.1995 Ariane-44LP H10+ 1757 1052
Brasilsat B3 1995 04.02.1998 Ariane-44LP H10+ 1757 1052
Brasilsat B4 1998 17.08.2000 Ariane-44LP H10-3 1757 1052

 

Source: Boeing Website: 376