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Intelsat 16

Intelsat 16 [OSC]

The Intelsat 16 (IS-16) satellite being manufactured for Intelsat to provide Direct-To-Home (DTH) transponder capacity for DirecTV subsidiaries. IS-16 will provide in-orbit backup and additional transponder Longitude or coverage for both Brazil and Mexico. The payload is designed to provide 24 Ku band transponders over Brazil for Sky Brasil at 43.1 degrees West Longitude or capacity coverage over Mexico and Gulf of Mexico regions at 58 degrees West Longitude.

To support the mission, the satellite employs Orbital's Star-2.4 Bus providing up to 5 kW of payload power. The spacecraft will feature two 2.3 m deployable reflectors and one 1.2 m super-elliptical, deck-mounted antenna.

In early 2006 PanAmSat ordered long lead items for a back-up satellite for PAS-11, which was called PAS-11R. In May 2007, Intelsat confirmed the contract for the satellite to be completed in 2008. PAS 11R is now named Intelsat 16.

Intelsat 16 was to be launched on the Zenit-3SLB-Vehicle originally ordered for Intelsat 11, but in March 2009 is was rebooked for a Proton-M Briz-M launch.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: PanAmSat → Intelsat
Contractors: Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC)
Equipment: 24 active Ku-band transponders with two groups of 16-for-12 redundant linearized TWTA's transponders
Configuration: Star-2.4 Bus
Propulsion: IHI BT-4
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 2056 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Intelsat 16 (ex PAS 11R) 2010-006A 12.02.2010 Ba LC-200/39 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.1 mod 1)

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