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Ford → Space Systems Loral (SSL): LS-1300

Telstar 5 (Intelsat Americas 5) [SSL]

Expanded 1300 (iPStar 1) [SSL]

The 1300, a powerful, space-proven platform for a wide range of services, has been in constant evolutionary development to deliver increasingly greater power, communications capability, and longer useful life, keeping the company in the forefront of satellite technology.

Total satellite power ranges from 5 to 12 kW continuously throughout the life of the spacecraft. On-board transmitter power – exceeding 5,000 RF watts – can accommodate as many as 70 active transponders. Launch mass tops out at approximately 5,500 kg. Standard satellites in the 1300 line will fit into a 4 meter launch-vehicle fairing.

The size and capabilities of the 1300 can be expanded to generate and process more power, and accommodate larger, more powerful payloads. In total, these changes can provide up to 40 percent more capacity than available in the basic model, ideal for any of today's demanding multi-band and spot-beam payloads. The expanded models feature total satellite power that ranges from 12 to 18 kW throughout the life of the spacecraft, and on-board transmitter power – approaching 10,000 RF watts – that can accommodate as many as 90 active transponders. Launch mass of the largest version tops out at approximately 6,700 kg. This version was earlier called 1300S.

With all of their features and power, satellites in the 1300 line will fit into a 5-meter launch-vehicle fairing.

Loral does not use (anymore?) the sometimes reported designators for sub-versions like 1300E, 1300HL, 1300S, 1300X.

Reliability:

Following failures of LS-1300 models have occured:

  • EchoStar 5: one momentum wheel failed, thruster problems - potential shorting of lifetime
  • EchoStar 6: 2001 - partial thruster failure - performance loss.
  • GOES 9: 1998 - momentum wheel failure - total loss
  • PAS 6: 2004 - power failure - total loss
  • PAS 7: 2001 - 25% power loss - no service loss
  • Telstar 6: 2001 - control processor failure - no service loss
  • Telstar 7 (Intelsat Americas 7): electrical-distribution system failed on 28. November 2004. Contact was regained a few days later, with 22 transponders returning to operation.
  • Telstar 14 / Estrela do Sul 1: 2004 - solar wing deployment of one wing only partial - performance loss
  • Telstar 14R / Estrela do Sul 2: 2011 - solar wing deployment of one wing only partial - performance loss
  • Tempo 2 (DirecTV 6) 1997 - solarflare damaged 3 transponders and one solar array, occasional power outage - no performance loss
Satellite Ordered Date Launcher Weight (kg) Remarks
Launch BOL
LS-1300
Agila 2 (ex Mabuhay 1) → Agila 2 / ABS 5 → ABS 3 1995 19.08.1997 CZ-3B 3775 1800
APStar 2R (Telstar 10) 1995 18.10.1997 CZ-3B 3700
AsiaSat 5 2006 11.08.2009 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.2) 3760 LL
AsiaSat 6 / Thaicom 7 2011 07.09.2014 Falcon-9 v1.1 3700 LL
AsiaSat 7 (ex AsiaSat 5C) (Thaicom 6A) 2009 25.11.2011 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3) 3813 LL
AsiaSat 8 2011 05.08.2014 Falcon-9 v1.1 4535 LL
AsiaSat 9 2013 2016 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3)
AssureSat 1 2000 cancelled Zenit-3SL (1)
AssureSat 2 2000 cancelled Zenit-3SL (1)
BRIsat 2014 2016 Ariane-5ECA 3500
BulgariaSat 1 2014 2016 Falcon-9 v1.1
DBSC 1 1984 cancelled Ariane-3 2380 cancelled
DBSC 2 1984 cancelled Ariane-3 2380 cancelled
DirecTV 5 (ex Tempo 1) 1993 07.05.2002 Proton-K Blok-DM3 3640
DirecTV 8 2003 22.05.2005 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.1) 3711
EchoStar 5 (ex Sky 1A) 1996 23.09.1999 Atlas-2AS 3602
EchoStar 6 (ex Sky 1B) → Bermudasat 1 1996 14.07.2000 Atlas-2AS 3700
EchoStar 8 2000 22.08.2002 Proton-K Blok-DM3 4660
Europe*Star 1 → PAS 12 → Intelsat 12 1998 29.10.2000 Ariane-44LP H10+ 4167
FordSat 1 cancelled cancelled
FordSat 2 cancelled cancelled
FordSat 3 cancelled cancelled
Galaxy 16 2004 18.06.2006 Zenit-3SL (2) 4640
Galaxy 18 2005 21.05.2008 Zenit-3SL (2) 4642
Galaxy 19 (ex Intelsat Americas 9, IA 9) 2003 24.09.2008 Zenit-3SL (2) 4692
GOES 8 (I) 1985 13.04.1994 Atlas-1
GOES 9 (J) 1985 23.05.1995 Atlas-1
GOES 10 (K) 1985 25.04.1997 Atlas-1
GOES 11 (L) 1985 03.05.2000 Atlas-2A 2217
GOES 12 (M) 1985 23.07.2001 Atlas-2A 2279
Intelsat 34 2013 2015 Ariane-5ECA ~3000
Intelsat 36 2014 2016 Ariane-5ECA
Intelsat 701 1988 22.10.1993 Ariane-44LP H10 3695
Intelsat 702 1988 17.06.1994 Ariane-44LP H10+ 3695
Intelsat 703 → NSS 703 1988 06.10.1994 Atlas-2AS 3695
Intelsat 704 1988 10.01.1995 Atlas-2AS 3695
Intelsat 705 1988 22.03.1995 Atlas-2AS 3695
Intelsat 706 1988 17.05.1995 Ariane-44LP H10-3 4180
Intelsat 707 1990 13.03.1996 Ariane-44LP H10-3 4180
Intelsat 708 1990 15.02.1996 F CZ-3B 4180 Launch failure
Intelsat 709 1990 15.06.1996 Ariane-44P H10-3 3695
Intelsat 901 1997 19.06.2001 Ariane-44L H10-3 4725 HL ?
Intelsat 902 1997 30.08.2001 Ariane-44L H10-3 4725 HL ?
Intelsat 903 1997 30.03.2002 Proton-K Blok-DM3 4726 HL ?
Intelsat 904 1997 23.02.2002 Ariane-44L H10-3 4725 HL ?
Intelsat 905 1998 05.06.2002 Ariane-44L H10-3 4680 HL ?
Intelsat 906 1999 06.09.2002 Ariane-44L H10-3 4723 HL ?
Intelsat 907 1999 15.02.2003 Ariane-44L H10-3 4685 HL ?
JCSat 14 2013 2015 Falcon-9 v1.1
JCSat 15 2014 2016 Ariane-5ECA 3400
JCSat 16 2014 2016 Falcon-9 v1.1
L-Star 1 1996 cancelled Ariane-5
L-Star 2 1996 cancelled Ariane-5
MA 1 1996 cancelled Delta-4M+(5,4) ?
MBSat 1 → ABS 2i → ABS 4 (Mobisat) 2001 13.03.2004 Atlas-3A 4143
MT-Sat 1 1995 15.11.1999 F H-2S 2900 Launch failure
MT-Sat 1R 2000 26.02.2005 H-2A-2022 2900
N-Star a 1992 28.08.1995 Ariane-44P H10-3 3400 2050
N-Star b 1992 05.02.1996 Ariane-44P H10-3 3400 2050
Nimiq 5 2006 17.09.2009 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.2) 4745
Nimiq 6 2009 17.05.2012 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3) 4500
Optus 10 2011 11.09.2014 Ariane-5ECA 3270
Orion 2 → Telstar 12 1998 29.10.1999 Ariane-44LP H10-3 3814 E ?
PAS 6 1994 08.08.1997 Ariane-44P H10-3 3420
PAS 7 → Intelsat 7 1995 16.09.1998 Ariane-44LP H10-3 3838
PAS 8 → Intelsat 8 1995 04.11.1998 Proton-K Blok-DM3 3800
ProtoStar 1 (ex ZX 8, ChinaSat 8) -> Intelsat 25 2006 (1997) 07.07.2008 Ariane-5ECA 4100
Sirius FM1 (Radiosat 1) 1997 30.06.2000 Proton-K Blok-DM3 3800 HEO
Sirius FM2 (Radiosat 2) 1997 05.09.2000 Proton-K Blok-DM3 3800 HEO
Sirius FM3 (Radiosat 3) 1997 30.11.2000 Proton-K Blok-DM3 3800 HEO
Sirius FM4 (Radiosat 4) 1998 cancelled 3800 HEO
Spainsat 1 (XTAR LANT) 2001 11.03.2006 Ariane-5ECA 3683
Superbird A 1986 05.06.1989 Ariane-44L H10 2492
Superbird A1 1986 01.12.1992 Ariane-42P H10+ 2492
Superbird B 1986 22.02.1990 F Ariane-44L H10 2492 Launch failure
Superbird B1 1986 26.02.1992 Ariane-44L H10 2492
Telstar 5 → Intelsat Americas 5 (IA 5) → Galaxy 25 1995 24.05.1997 Proton-K Blok-DM4 3600
Telstar 6 → Intelsat Americas 6 (IA 6) → Galaxy 26 1996 15.02.1999 Proton-K Blok-DM3 3763 2421
Telstar 7 → Intelsat Americas 7 (IA 7) → Galaxy 27 1997 25.09.1999 Ariane-44LP H10-3 3790
Telstar 11N 2006 26.02.2009 Zenit-3SLB 4012 LL
Telstar 14 (Estrela do Sul 1) 2000 11.01.2004 Zenit-3SL (1) 4694 One solar array failed to deploy
Telstar 14R (Estrela do Sul 2) 2009 20.05.2011 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3) 4970 One solar array failed to deploy
Telstar 18 (APStar 5) 2001 29.06.2004 Zenit-3SL (1) 4640
Tempo 2 → DirecTV 6 1993 08.03.1997 Atlas-2A
Thor 7 2011 2015 Ariane-5ECA
WildBlue 1 (ex iSky 1 ex KaStar 1) 1999 08.12.2006 Ariane-5ECA 4735
XTAR EUR 2001 12.02.2005 Ariane-5ECA 3631
LS-1300S (expanded)
ABS 2 (ST 3, Koreasat 8) 2010 06.02.2014 Ariane-5ECA 6330
Amazonas 3 2010 07.02.2013 Ariane-5ECA 6265
Anik G1 2010 15.04.2013 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3) 4905
CMBStar 1 (EchoStar 13) 2006 cancelled Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3) cancelled / bus rebuilt as EchoStar 23
DirecTV 7S 2001 04.05.2004 Zenit-3SL (1) 5483
DirecTV 9S 2003 13.10.2006 Ariane-5ECA 5535
DirecTV 14 2010 2014 Ariane-5ECA +6000
EchoStar 9 (Telstar 13 → Intelsat Americas 13 → Galaxy 23) 2000 08.08.2003 Zenit-3SL (1) 4737 HL ?
EchoStar 11 2004 16.07.2008 Zenit-3SL (2) 5511
EchoStar 14 2007 20.03.2010 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3) 6379
EchoStar 15 2008 10.07.2010 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3) 5521
EchoStar 16 2009 20.11.2012 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3) 6258
EchoStar 17 (Jupiter 1) (ex Jupiter 1) 2009 05.07.2012 Ariane-5ECA 6100
EchoStar 18 2012
EchoStar 19 (Jupiter 2) 2013 2016 Ariane-5ECA
EchoStar 21 (ex EchoStar T2 ex TerreStar 2) 2006 2016 Ariane-5ECA 6910
EchoStar 23 2014 2016
Eutelsat 25B / Es'hail (ex Eurobird 2A / Es'hail 1) 2010 29.08.2013 Ariane-5ECA 6310
Eutelsat 65 West A 2013 2016
Hispasat 1E 2008 29.12.2010 Ariane-5ECA 5270
Hispasat 1F 2014 2016 Ariane-5ECA
ICO G1 → DBSD G1 → EchoStar G1 2005 14.04.2008 Atlas-5(421) 6634
Intelsat Americas 8 (IA 8, ex Telstar 8) → Galaxy 28 1999 23.06.2005 Zenit-3SL (1) 5500 S ?
Intelsat 14 2007 23.11.2009 Atlas-5(431) 5663
Intelsat 17 2008 26.11.2010 Ariane-5ECA 5540
Intelsat 19 2009 01.06.2012 Zenit-3SL (2) 5600
Intelsat 20 2009 02.08.2012 Ariane-5ECA 6094
Intelsat 30 (DLA 1) 2011 16.10.2014 Ariane-5ECA 6320
Intelsat 31 (DLA 2) 2011 2015 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.4) 6320
iPStar 1 (Thaicom 4) 2000 11.08.2005 Ariane-5GS 6505 S/SX ?
NBN-Co 1A 2012 2015 Ariane-5ECA
NBN-Co 1B 2012 2015 Ariane-5ECA
NSS 12 2007 29.10.2009 Ariane-5ECA 5620 S ?
Optus C1 (Optus and Defence C1) 1999 11.06.2003 Ariane-5G 4725
QuetzSat 1 2009 29.09.2011 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3) 5514
S2M 1 2007 cancelled Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3) 6000 cancelled ?
SATMEX 6 → Eutelsat 113 West A 2000 27.05.2006 Ariane-5ECA 5456 X
SATMEX 7 2008 cancelled cancelled
SATMEX 8 → Eutelsat 117 West A 2010 26.03.2013 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3) 5474
SES 4 (ex NSS 14) 2008 14.02.2012 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3) 6180 S ?
SES 5 (Astra 4B) (ex Sirius 5) 2008 09.07.2012 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3) 6008 S ?
Sirius FM5 (Radiosat 5) 2006 30.06.2009 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.2) 5840
Sirius FM6 (Radiosat 6) 2007 25.10.2013 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3) 6003
Star One C4 2012 2014 5635
Star One D1 2013 2016 6340
Telstar 9 cancelled 5500 S ?
TerreStar 1 → EchoStar T1 2005 01.07.2009 Ariane-5ECA 6910
ViaSat 1 2008 19.10.2011 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3) 6740
XM 5 2005 14.10.2010 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3) 5983
Further Ford / Space Systems Loral satellite busses:

Source: SSLoral Website