BSat 2c [OSC]
In another vote of confidence in Orbital's ability to deliver reliable, cost-effective GEO satellites, B-SAT awarded Orbital the contract for BSAT-2c, the replacement for BSAT-2b, in September 2001.
BSat-2c is, like the BSat-2a and 2b satellites, a geosynchronous direct-to-home TV broadcast satellite. It is designed to provide direct-to-home digital high-definition television throughout Japan, relaying channels at higher resolution and in a wider-screen format than traditional analog systems.
BSat-2c differs from its predecessors in having two-segmented instead of three segmented solar arrays. The produced power remains the same due to the use of solar cells of higher efficiency.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT)|
|Contractors:||Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC)|
|Equipment:||4 active high-power Ku-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Lifetime:||10-years (fueled for over 11.5 years)|
|BSat 2c||2003-028A||11.06.2003||Ko ELA-3||Ariane-5G||with Optus C1|