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Echostar 9


Also called Telstar 13, later renammed Intelsat Americas 13 (IA 13), Galaxy-13i, Galaxy 23,
S2179 (spacecraft) + S2170 (Ka) + S2143 (Ku)

General


Designation 27854 / 03034A
Launch date 08 Aug 2003
Country of origin United States
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit 121°W
Launch vehicle Zenit Sea Launch #10

This GEO slot (121°W) is held by Papua New Guinea and licenced to Loral Skynet.
Licence extended till 31 Aug 2022

External resources


sat-index articles


Technical data


Lyngsat transponder loading



EIRP coverage (dBW)


C-band

Specifications


Prime contractor SS/L
Platform FS-1300HP
Mass at launch 4737 kg
Mass in orbit  
Dimension  
Solar array  
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power  
Design lifetime 15 years


C-band


Main transponders 24
Backup transponders  
Power  
Bandwidth 36 MHz
Coverage North America, Mexico and Central America
EIRP max 41 dBW
G/T max  
Polarization linear H/V

C-band transponder frequency chart

Forms the Telstar 13 payload at 121°W (operated by Loral). In Jul 2003, this payload is to be sold to Intelsat as Loral Space & Communications Ltd reorganises. Named IA-13 and later Galaxy-13i, then Galaxy-23.

Ku-band


Main transponders 32
Backup transponders  
Power 110 W TWTA
Bandwidth  
Coverage CONUS + Hawaii and Alaska
EIRP max  
G/T max  
Polarization downlink: 11.7-12.2 GHz
uplink: 14.0-14.5 GHz

Operated by Echostar

Ka-band


Main transponders  
Backup transponders  
Power  
Bandwidth  
Coverage  
EIRP max  
Polarization  
Frequencies Uplink: 28.4-28.6 GHz & 29.3-30.0 GHz
Downlink: 18.3-18.5, 18.6-18.8 GHz & 19.7-20.2 GHz


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