OHO 1 [Thales Alenia Space]
OHO 1 was a planned Ku-band communications satellite of OverHorizon.
Orbital Sciences Corporation announced in December 2009 that it has signed a contract for a new geosynchronous (GEO) communications satellite contract with OverHorizon, with offices in the U.S., Sweden and Cyprus.
The OverHorizon satellite was to provide a regenerative system for broadband communications services. Delivered via satellite, OverHorizon was to provide its services to, from, and between small, inexpensive user terminals installed on mobile vehicles, such as cars, trucks, boats and airplanes.
The OHO 1 spacecraft was to be based on Orbital’s Star-2.3 satellite platform and was to carry an on-board processing payload provided by Thales Alenia Space. Both Orbital and Thales Alenia Space were to share in the contract responsibilities as co-prime partners. The satellite was to be delivered in early 2012. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.
The contract to build OHO 1 was cancelled sometimes before September 2012.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Contractors:||Thales Alenia Space (payload), Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC) (bus)|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|OHO 1||-||cancelled||Ko||Ariane-5ECA or Soyuz-ST-B Fregat-MT|