Europe*Star 1 --> PAS 12 --> Intelsat 12

Europe*Star --> Intelsat

Spacecraft n:

Europe*Star spacecraft n: 1

Also called: Intelsat 12, Europe*Star FM1, IS-12 and PAS-12

Launch data:

Designation 26590 / 00068A
Launch date29 Oct 2000 - 05:59 UT
Launch site Ko, ELA-2
Launch vehicle Ariane-44LP (V134)
MissionCommercial: Communications
Geostationary orbit:
Perigee / Apogee 35776 x 35796 km
Eccentricity 2,37E-04
Inclination 0 deg
Period 1436.09 min


Specifications

Prime contractor Alcatel Space Industries (with SS/L providing the bus, the tests and integration)
PlatformFS-1300
OperatorEurope*Star (Loral Global Alliance) --> PanAmSat
Mass at launch4167 kg
Dry mass1729 kg
Dimension 2.7 x 5.5 x 3.5 m (24.7 m width deployed)
Solar array2 deployable solar arrays, 9.72 m span
Stabilization3-axis
Equipment30 Ku-band transponders
DC power BOL: 12000 W
EOL: 9900 W
Design active lifetime18 yrs -still active

Location:

DatePositionRemarks
  45°E 
 July 2010  45.04° E 

Payload provided by Alcatel (delivered to SS/L in Oct 1999)

Ku-band

Main transponders 30
Backup transponders 11
Power 140 W (TWTA)
Bandwidth 36 MHz
Coverage 5 spot beams
EIRP max Europe: 54.7dBW (8-9 transp.)
Middle-East: 53.8 dBW (3-4 transp.)
South Africa: 55.1 dBW (6 transp.)
India: 54.3 dBW (8 transp.)
South East Asia: 55.1 dBW (4 transp.)
G/T max Europe: +8.1 dB/K
Middle-East: +8.8 dB/K
South Africa: +9.5 dB/K
India: +8.7 dB/K
South East Asia: +9.1 dB/K
Polarization linear H/V
Frequencies 12/14 GHz

The frequency plan is obscur. The frequencies below are used (or usable) on all the beams. One polarity per beam (it is unknown wether it is cross- or co-pol). The opposite polarity will be used on Europe*Star 2.

Interconnexion matrix not provided.

Frequency chart (GHz)

Uplink Channel Downlink
14.018 11.468
14.059 11.509
14.100 11.550
14.141 11.591
24.182 11.632
14.223 11.673
14.268 12.527
14.309 12.568
14.350 12.609
14.391 10 12.650
14.432 11 12.691
14.473 12 12.732

2 beacons: 11.6970 & 11.6975 V GHz

Description:


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