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BSat 2c

BSat 2c [OSC]

In another vote of confidence in Orbital's ability to deliver reliable, cost-effective GEO satellites, B-SAT awarded Orbital the contract for BSAT-2c, the replacement for BSAT-2b, in September 2001.

BSat-2c is, like the BSat-2a and 2b satellites, a geosynchronous direct-to-home TV broadcast satellite. It is designed to provide direct-to-home digital high-definition television throughout Japan, relaying channels at higher resolution and in a wider-screen format than traditional analog systems.

BSat-2c differs from its predecessors in having two-segmented instead of three segmented solar arrays. The produced power remains the same due to the use of solar cells of higher efficiency.

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT)
Contractors: Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC)
Equipment: 4 active high-power Ku-band transponders
Configuration: Star-1
Propulsion: Star-30CBP
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 10-years (fueled for over 11.5 years)
Mass: 1275 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
BSat 2c 2003-028A 11.06.2003 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5G with Optus C1

References:

  • Orbital Sciences Corp.: BSAT
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