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.
|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|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Intelsat 16 (ex PAS 11R)||12.02.2010||TB LC-200/39||Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.1 mod 1)|
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