PAS 7 [SSL]
Three of the most powerful broadcast satellites ever launched that are capable of direct-to-home (DTH) service are providing DTH programming to millions of consumers of PanAmSat. They were designed and built by Space Systems/Loral (SS/L).
PanAmSat-7 (PAS-7), located over the Indian Ocean, provides coverage to China, India, the Middle East, South Africa, and Europe.
PAS-7 has 30 Ku-band channels at 100 Watts and 14 C-band channels at 50 Watts. The PAS-6/7/8 spacecraft are based on SS/L's three-axis, body-stabilized LS-1300 bus.
Intelsat changed the name of the PAS satellites to Intelsat effective to 1. February 2007.
PAS-7 experienced a sudden reduction of approximately 25 percent of its power capacity because a technical difficulty with one of the spacecraft's solar arrays. The incident took place on 6 September 2001 when the spacecraft came out of eclipse. Services for all existing customers on the satellite have not been affected.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Contractors:||Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)|
|Equipment:||30 Ku-band transponders, 14 C-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|PAS 7 → Intelsat 7||16.09.1998||Ko ELA-2||Ariane-44LP H10-3|
Further Intelsat missions: