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PAS 1R → Intelsat 1R

PAS 1R [Boeing BSS]

PAS 1R (PanAmSat) was also ordered in August 1997. The satellite carries 72 active transponders: 36 in C-band and 36 in Ku-band. That is three times the capacity of PAS 1, the spacecraft it replaced. PAS-1R designed for an end-of-life power of more than 14 kW. The satellite provides coverage to four continents from its slot over the Atlantic Ocean. PAS-1R was launched in 2000 on board an Ariane-5G rocket.

Intelsat changed the name of the PAS satellites to Intelsat effective to 1. February 2007.

PAS 1R suffers from a generic failure of the early BSS-702 model: the fogging of the concentrator mirrors on the solar arrays leads to reduced available power.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: PanAmSat
Contractors: Hughes / Boeing
Equipment: 72 active transponders (36 C-band, 36 in Ku-band)
Configuration: BSS-702
Propulsion: R-4D, 4 × XIPS-25 Ion engines
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 4792 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
PAS 1R (ex Galaxy 14) → Intelsat 1R 2000-072A 16.11.2000 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5G with AMSAT P3D, STRV 1c, STRV 1d


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