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PAS 2, 3, 3R, 4 → Intelsat 2, 3R, 4

PAS 2 [Boeing BSS]

In November 1991, PanAmSat Corporation ordered three Hughes HS-601 model PAS (PanAmSat) satellites from Hughes Space and Communications Company. The satellites provide video services for program distribution and syndication; data services for business applications; and services for video, radio, data and telephone transmission. They were placed over the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans, respectively. In August 1993, PanAmSat ordered a fourth satellite, to be used as a spare. The spare was pressed into service to replace the first PAS-3 spacecraft, which was lost during a launch vehicle failure.

The PAS spacecraft were the first in the Hughes HS-601 line to use Hughes' patented advanced shaped reflector antennas. These lightweight reflectors have an intricately contoured surface that shapes the signal to the targeted land area, eliminating the need for a heavy feedhorn array.

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

PAS 4 suffered a SCP failure. The satellite is operating normally due to a backup processor.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: PanAmSat
Contractors: Hughes
Equipment: 20 C-band transponders (all), 20 Ku-band transponders(#2, 3, 3R), 30 Ku-band transponders (#4)
Configuration: HS-601
Propulsion: R-4D-11-300
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 2920 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
PAS 2 → Intelsat 2 1994-040A 08.07.1994 Ko ELA-2 Ariane-44L H10+ with BS 3n
PAS 3 1994-F04 01.12.1994 Ko ELA-2 F Ariane-42P H10-3
PAS 3R → Intelsat 3R 1996-002A 12.01.1996 Ko ELA-2 Ariane-44L H10-3 with MEASAT 1
PAS 4 → Intelsat 4 1995-040A 03.08.1995 Ko ELA-2 Ariane-42L H10-3


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