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Galaxy 10



General


Designation n/a
Launch date 27 Aug 1998
Country of origin United States
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit was to replace Galaxy 9 & SBS 5 at 123°W
Launch vehicle Delta 3 #259

Insurance paid $250 million.

End of life


Out of service 27 Aug 1998
Cause Launch failure

Technical data



Specifications


Prime contractor Hughes
Platform HS-601HP
Mass at launch 3876 kg
Mass in orbit 2115 kg
Dimension stowed: 2.7 m x 3.6 x 5.9 m
Solar array 26 m, gallium arsenide
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power BOL: 5800 W
EOL: 5200 W
Design lifetime 12 years


C-band


Main transponders 24
Backup transponders
Power 20 W (SSPA)
Bandwidth 36 MHz
Coverage conus, Hawaii, Alaska
EIRP max 40 dBW
Polarization linear H/V


Ku-band


Main transponders 24
Backup transponders
Power 63 W (TWTA)
Bandwidth 36 MHz
Coverage conus, Hawaii, Alaska
EIRP max 50 dBW
Polarization linear H/V


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