PAS 1R [Boeing BSS]
PAS 1R (PanAmSat) was also ordered in August 1997. The satellite carries 72 active transponders: 36 in C-band and 36 in Ku-band. That is three times the capacity of PAS 1, the spacecraft it replaced. PAS-1R designed for an end-of-life power of more than 14 kW. The satellite provides coverage to four continents from its slot over the Atlantic Ocean. PAS-1R was launched in 2000 on board an Ariane-5G rocket.
Intelsat changed the name of the PAS satellites to Intelsat effective to 1. February 2007.
PAS 1R suffers from a generic failure of the early BSS-702 model: the fogging of the concentrator mirrors on the solar arrays leads to reduced available power.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Contractors:||Hughes / Boeing|
|Equipment:||72 active transponders (36 C-band, 36 in Ku-band)|
|Propulsion:||R-4D, 4 XIPS-25 Ion engines|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|PAS 1R (ex Galaxy 14) → Intelsat 1R||16.11.2000||Ko ELA-3||Ariane-5G||with Amsat P3D, STRV 1c, STRV 1d|
Further PAS missions:
Further Galaxy missions:
Further Intelsat missions: