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Galaxy 3C


Was also called PAS 9 in the past, but this denomination was reused for another satellite, S2381

General


Designation 27445 / 02030A
Launch date 15 Jun 2002
Country of origin United States
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Zenit Sea Launch #8


Location


Begin End Position
L: 15 Jun 2002 Sep 2002 76.5°W
Sep 2002   95°W

With the Sea Launch flight contract, 4 options for missions through 2003 are possible.
Licence to be extended to Jun 2026

External resources


sat-index articles


Technical data


Lyngsat transponder loading



EIRP coverage (dBW)


C-band
Ku-band Horizontal
Ku-band Vertical
Ku-band NA + Puerto Rico

G/T coverage (dB/K)


C-band
Ku-band Horizontal
Ku-band Vertical
Ku-band NA + Puerto Rico

Specifications


Prime contractor Hughes
Platform HS-702
Mass at launch 4850 kg
Mass in orbit  
Dimension 3.2 x 3.3 x 7.3 m
Solar array (first HS-702 with the redesigned solar arrays)
Stabilization  
DC power EOL: 15000 W
Design lifetime 15 years

North America beacon: 11.199 GHz H

C-band


Main transponders 24
Backup transponders 6
Power 34 W
Bandwidth 36 MHz
Coverage  
EIRP max 38.5 dBW
G/T max -2 dB/K
SFD -97 dBW/m²
Polarization linear H/V
Frequencies uplink: 5.925-6.425 GHz
downlink: 3.700-4.200 GHz

C-band transponder frequency chart


Ku-band 1


Main transponders 24
Backup transponders 6
Power 120 W
Bandwidth 16 x 27 MHz
8 x 54 MHz
Coverage  
EIRP max North America: 47 dBW
Puerto Rico: 42 dBW
G/T max North America: -1 dB/K
Puerto Rico: -4 dB/K
SFD -94 dBW/m²
Polarization linear H/V
Frequencies uplink: 14.000-14.500 GHz
downlink: 11.700-12.200 GHz


Ku-band 1 transponder frequency chart (GHz)


Horizontal
Uplink
Horizontal
Downlink
Transponder Vertical
Downlink
Vertical
Uplink
Uplink beam Downlink beam
  11.720 1   14.020 North America North America
14.050   2 11.750   NA + Puerto Rico NA or NA + Puerto Rico
  11.750 3   14.050 North America North America
  11.780 4   14.080 North America North America
14.110   5 11.810   NA + Puerto Rico NA or NA + Puerto Rico
  11.810 6   14.110 North America North America
  11.840 7   14.140 North America North America
14.170   8 11.870   NA + Puerto Rico NA or NA + Puerto Rico
  11.870 9   14.170 North America North America
  11.900 10   14.200 North America North America
14.230   11 11.930   NA + Puerto Rico NA or NA + Puerto Rico
  11.930 12   14.230 North America North America
  11.960 13   14.260 North America North America
14.290   14 11.990   North America North America
  11.990 15   14.290 North America North America
  12.020 16   14.320 North America North America
14.350   17 12.050   North America North America
  12.050 18   14.350 North America North America
  12.080 19   14.380 North America North America
14.410   20 12.110   North America North America
  12.110 21   14.410 North America North America
  12.140 22   14.440 North America North America
14.470   23 12.170   North America North America
  12.170 24   14.470 North America North America


Ku-band 2


Main transponders 28
Backup transponders  
Power 13 x 127 W
16 x 120 W
Bandwidth 24 MHz
Coverage DTH to latin America
EIRP max  
G/T max  
Polarization  


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