NSS-6

Netherlands

Spacecraft n:

Netherlands spacecraft n: 4


Launch data:

Designation 27603 / 02057A
Launch date 17 Dec 2002 - 23:04 UT
Launch site Ko, ELA-2
Launch vehicle  Ariane-44L (V156)
MissionCommunications
Geostationary orbit on:
Perigee / Apogee  km
Eccentricity 
Inclination °
Period  min
Location 95°E

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

50% of the satellite capacity would be dedicated to India

Specifications

Prime contractor Lockheed martin
Platform A2100AX
Mass at launch  
Mass in orbit  
Dimension  
Solar array  
Stabilization  
DC power EOL: 10000 W
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  
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.


Ref: #7, #15 - update: 20.08.09