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General


Designation 32388 / 07063B
Launch date 21 Dec 2007
Country of origin United States
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit 74°W
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   85°E (to cover Russia)


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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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