Satcom C5 [RCA]
Satcom 1R, 2R, 5, C1, C3, C4 and C5, also known as Advanced Satcom, were the second generation of geostationary comsats built for RCA Americom.
These satellites were built by RCA Astro using their three-axis stabilized AS-3000 bus. They featured a 24 C-band transponder communications payload, but with higer power than the first generation Satcom series. The antenna design was changed to a single reflector. Life time was increased to 10 years and later for the C satellites to 12 years.
This series was succeeded by the Satcom-K series.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||RCA Americom → GE Satcom|
|Equipment:||24 (+4) C-band transponders|
|Propulsion:||Star-30B (#1R, 2R, 5); Star-30BP (#C1), Star-30C (#C3, C4, C5)|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Lifetime:||10 years (#5, 1R, 2R); 12 years (#C1, C3, C4, C5)|
|Mass:||1120 kg (#2R); 1169 kg (682 kg BOL) (#C)|
|Satcom 1R||1983-030A||11.04.1983||CC LC-17B||Delta-3924|
|Satcom 2R||1983-094A||08.09.1983||CC LC-17B||Delta-3924|
|Satcom 5 (Aurora 1)||1982-105A||28.10.1982||CC LC-17B||Delta-3924|
|Satcom C1||1990-100A||20.11.1990||Ko ELA-2||Ariane-42P H10||with GStar 4|
|Satcom C3||1992-060B||10.09.1992||Ko ELA-2||Ariane-44LP H10+||with Hispasat 1A|
|Satcom C4||1992-057A||31.08.1992||CC LC-17B||Delta-7925|
|Satcom C5 (Aurora 2)||1991-037A||29.05.1991||CC LC-17B||Delta-7925|
Further Satcom missions:
Further Aurora missions: