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Galaxy 10

Galaxy 10 [Boeing BSS]

Galaxy 10, a Hughes HS-601HP satellite, would have joined PanAmSat's fleet of dual-payload spacecraft serving the United States. It was the first satellite to be carried on the new Boeing Delta-8930 rocket. The launch occurred on 26 August 1998, but the satellite was lost when the Delta-8930 failed.

Galaxy 10 would have had 5.8 kilowatts at beginning of life, with power provided by a combination of solar cells. Each of the two solar wings had three panels of silicon solar cells, plus one panel of single-junction gallium arsenide cells.

In October 1998, PanAmSat ordered a replacement Hughes HS-601HP satellite, Galaxy 10-R, which was successfully launched in January 2000.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: PanAmSat
Contractors: Hughes
Equipment: 24 C-band transpondes, 24 Ku-band transponders
Configuration: HS-601HP
Propulsion: R-4D
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 3876 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Galaxy 10 1998-F03 27.08.1998 CC LC-17B F Delta-8930

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