Indostar 2 / ProtoStar 2 [Boeing BSS]
ProtoStar ordered in 2007 the ProtoStar 2 satellite from Boeing Satellite Systems (BSS), Inc.
The satellite uses an already existing Boeing BSS-601HP or "high power" version of the body-stabilized spacecraft. The spacecraft was originally built as Galaxy 8iR, which was cancelled in 2004. For use as ProtoStar 2 the payload was modified to contain 10 S-band transponders, which will act as a replacement for the Indostar 1 satellite. The S-band payload is operated under the name of Indostar 2 (Cakrawarta 2).
The Indostar 2 / ProtoStar 2 was launched in 2009. In Late 2009 the satellite was sold in an auction to SES after the ProtoStar venture succumbed to multiple frequency-coordination issues. The satellite was renamed SES 7 in May 2010.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Contractors:||Boeing Satellite Systems (BSS)|
|Equipment:||22 (+5) Ku-band transponders, 10 (+3) X/S-band|
|Propulsion:||R-4D-11-300, 4 × XIPS-13 ion engines|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Mass:||3905 kg (launch), 3087 kg (BOL)|
|Indostar 2 / ProtoStar 2 (Cakrawarta 2) → SES 7 (ex Galaxy 8iR)||2009-027A||16.05.2009||Ba LC-200/39||Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.2)|