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Galaxy 3C

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.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: PanAmSat → Intelsat
Contractors: Boeing
Equipment: 77 transponders (24 C-band, 53 Ku-band)
Configuration: BSS-702
Propulsion: R-4D, 4 × XIPS-25 Ion engines
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 4810 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Galaxy 3C (ex PAS 9 ex Galaxy 13) 2002-030A 15.06.2002 SL Zenit-3SL (1)


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