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AS 7000 satellite
AS 7000 satellite -

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Class: Communications. Nation: USA. Manufacturer: Lockheed Martin.

3-axis stabilised. Two large solar panels with 1-axis articulation. 38 C-Band and 6 Ku-Band transponders.22,000 telephone calls and 3 colour TV broadcasts simultaneously. Or up to 112,500 telephone circuits using digital circuit multiplication equipment (DCME). Two independently steerable Ku-band spot beams. Interconnected operation between C- and Ku-bands. Lockheed/General Electric contract October 16 1992 $ 165 million for 2 units- potential 5 units.


Specification

Design Life: 14-17 years. Total Mass: 3,415 kg.


AS 7000 Chronology


16 December 1993 Telstar 401 Program: Telstar. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Atlas IIAS. Mass: 3,375 kg. Perigee: 188 km. Apogee: 35,804 km. Inclination: 23.9 deg.

Stationed at 97 deg W. Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C). Launch vehicle put payload into geosynchronous transfer orbit with IFR trajectory option.


09 September 1994 Telstar 402 Program: Telstar. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Vehicle: Ariane 42L. Perigee: 201 km. Apogee: 35,295 km. Inclination: 6.6 deg.
24 September 1995 Telstar 402R Program: Telstar. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Vehicle: Ariane 42L. Mass: 3,410 kg. Perigee: 35,770 km. Apogee: 35,803 km. Inclination: 0.1 deg.

Direct TV for continental US. Stationed at 89.0 deg W.


28 November 1995 Asiasat 2 Program: Asiasat. Launch Site: Xichang . Launch Vehicle: CZ-2E. Mass: 3,485 kg. Perigee: 35,777 km. Apogee: 35,798 km. Inclination: 0.4 deg.

TV; 24 C-band and 9 Ku-band transponders. Stationed at 100.5 deg E.


28 December 1995 Echostar 1 Program: Echostar. Launch Site: Xichang . Launch Vehicle: CZ-2E. Mass: 3,288 kg. Perigee: 222 km. Apogee: 35,081 km. Inclination: 24.4 deg.

16 Ku-band transponders. Stationed at 119 deg W.


11 September 1996 Echostar II Program: Echostar. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Vehicle: Ariane 42P. Perigee: 35,776 km. Apogee: 35,795 km. Inclination: 0.0 deg.

Geostationary at 119.0W.


01 March 1997 Intelsat 801 Program: Intelsat. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44P. Perigee: 35,772 km. Apogee: 35,798 km. Inclination: 0.1 deg.

Geosynchronous. Stationed over 64.2E. The Intelsat 8 and 8A vehicles are the latest in the Intelsat satellite series. Spacecraft: 3-axis stabilised. Two large solar panels with 1-axis articulation. Payload: 38 C-Band and 6 Ku-Band transponders.22,000 telephone calls and 3 colour TV broadcasts simultaneously. Or up to 112,500 telephone circuits using digital circuit multiplication equipment (DCME). Two independently steerable Ku-band spot beams. Interconnected operation between C- and Ku-bands.
Financial/Operational:
Lockheed/General Electric contract October 16 1992 $ 165 million for 2 units- potential 5 units.


25 June 1997 Intelsat 802 Program: Intelsat. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44P . Perigee: 35,779 km. Apogee: 35,792 km. Inclination: 0.1 deg.

Geosynchronous. Stationed over 174.1E


23 September 1997 Intelsat 803 Program: Intelsat. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Vehicle: Ariane 42L. Perigee: 35,776 km. Apogee: 35,795 km. Inclination: 0.0 deg.

Geosynchronous. Stationed over 21.4W


05 October 1997 Echostar 3 Program: Echostar. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Atlas IIAS. Perigee: 35,777 km. Apogee: 35,794 km. Inclination: 0.0 deg.

Geosynchronous. Stationed over 61.4W Launch vehicle put payload into supersynchronous earth orbit with IFR/MRS trajectory option.


21 December 1997 Intelsat 804 Program: Intelsat. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Vehicle: Ariane 42L. Perigee: 35,767 km. Apogee: 35,805 km. Inclination: 0.1 deg.

Geosynchronous. Stationed over 47.0E


28 February 1998 Intelsat 806 Program: Intelsat. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Atlas IIAS. Perigee: 35,775 km. Apogee: 35,799 km. Inclination: 0.1 deg.

Geostationary at 40.5 degrees W.


18 June 1998 Intelsat 805 Program: Intelsat. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Atlas IIAS. Mass: 3,520 kg. Perigee: 35,775 km. Apogee: 35,800 km. Inclination: 0.0 deg.

Satellite had 28 C-band and 3 Ku-band transponders, and initially served the Atlantic Ocean region for INTELSAT. Launch vehicle put payload into geosynchronous transfer orbit with GCS trajectory option. Geostationary at 55.5 degrees W.



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