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Horizons 2

Horizons 2 [OSC]

Orbital Sciences Corporation announced in late August 2005 that Horizons-2 Satellite, LLC, a 50/50 joint venture between PanAmSat Corporation and JSAT Corporation, has ordered one geosynchronous (GEO) communications satellite, which will be based on Orbital's Star-2 small satellite platform. The spacecraft will carry the name Horizons-2 and was launched into a PanAmSat-licensed orbital slot at 74 degrees West Longitude over the United States. The new order calls for a 22-month on-ground delivery schedule. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.

The Horizons-2 satellite will carry 20 active high-power Ku-band transponders. The satellite will generate approximately 3.5 kilowatts of payload power and will weigh about 2,300 kg at launch.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: PanAmSat → Intelsat, JSat
Contractors: Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC)
Equipment: 20 active Ku-band transponders
Configuration: Star-2 Bus
Propulsion: IHI BT-4
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 2304 kg (launch)
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Horizons 2 2007-063B 21.12.2007 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5GS with RASCOM-QAF 1

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