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S2423

General


Designation 32388 / 07063B
Launch date 21 Dec 2007
Country of origin United States
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Ariane V180

Replaced SBS 6. Launch provider was switched from Sea Launch to Ariane in Mar 2007.

Location


Begin End Position
L: 21 Dec 2007 Jan 2008 67.5°W
Feb 2008 Dec 2011 74°W
Feb 2012   84.85°E (to cover Russia)
planned   73.8°W


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Technical data


Lyngsat transponder loading



EIRP coverage at 74°W (dBW)


Ku-band
Ku-band East Coast

Specifications


Prime contractor OSC
Platform Star-2
Mass at launch 2300 kg
Dry mass 900 kg
Dimension 4.0 x 3.3 x 2.3 m
Solar array 18 m span
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power Saft Li-ion batteries
EOL: 4.4 kW
Design lifetime 15 years

TT&C: uplink 14000.5 MHz (H or LHCP) & 14499.5 MHz (V or LHCP)
downlink: 12196.0 MHz & 12198.625 MHz (H or RHCP)

Ku-band


Main transponders 20
Backup transponders  
Power  
Bandwidth  
Coverage CONUS, Caribbean, parts of Canada
East Coast beam
EIRP max  
G/T max  
Polarization linear H/V
Frequencies  


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