Galaxy 3C [Boeing BSS]
Galaxy 3C is a geostationary C- and Ku-band communications satellite operated by PanAmSat and later by Intelsat.
Galaxy 3C was ordered by PanAmSat in August 1997 from Boeing Space Systems to be built on the BSS-702 paltform. It provides service for North, South and Central America. Galaxy IIIC operates with a total of 77 transponders; 24 uses C-band and 53 will use Ku-band. The spacecraft was designed for an end-of-life power of 15 kW.
The satellite was launched on 15 June 2002 by Sea Launch on a Zenit-3SL (2) booster.
Galaxy 3C's C-band payload will be replaced in 2022 by Galaxy 35 under the C-band transition program.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||PanAmSat → Intelsat|
|Equipment:||77 transponders (24 C-band, 53 Ku-band)|
|Propulsion:||R-4D, 4 × XIPS-25 Ion engines|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Galaxy 3C (ex PAS 9 ex Galaxy 13)||2002-030A||15.06.2002||SL||Zenit-3SL (1)|
Further Galaxy missions: