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NSS 6



General


Designation 27603 / 02057A
Launch date 17 Dec 2002
Country of origin Netherlands
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit 95°E
Launch vehicle Ariane V156

Cost: $279 million including the satellite, the launch, insurance and in-orbit testing.

50% of the satellite capacity would be dedicated to India

Has solar panels degradation issues (5 transponders switched of), will be replaced by SES 12

External resources


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Technical data


Lyngsat transponder loading


EIRP coverage (dBW)


Australia
Middle East
North East Asia
South East Asia
India
China

Specifications


Prime contractor Lockheed martin
Platform A2100AX
Mass at launch 4575 kg
Mass in orbit  
Dimension 7.3 x 3.62 x 3.62 m
Solar array  
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power BOL: 10 kW
Design lifetime 14 years


Ku-band


Main transponders 50
Backup transponders  
Power  
Bandwidth 36 MHz
Coverage 6 beams:
India
China
the Middle East (+ Cyprus and South Africa)
Australia
Southeast Asia
Northeast Asia
EIRP max 51 dBW
G/T max +5 dB/K
Polarization linear H/V
Frequencies Uplink: 13.78-14.48 GHz
Downlink: 10.95-11.20 (India or Middle East), 11.45-11.70 (NEA or Middle East), 12.50-12.75 (Australia) GHz

15 transponders can be assigned flexibly among the six beams.

Ka-band


Main transponders 12
Backup transponders  
Power  
Bandwidth  
Coverage spot beams (each spot covers 650 km)
EIRP max  
G/T max +14 dB/K
Polarization  
Frequencies Uplink: 29.50-30 GHz
Downlink:

Two uplink spots are available in Australia: Melbourne/Adelaide and Sydney/Canberra.

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