Panamsat 3R

USA


Also called: IS-3R, PAS-3R & PanAmSat K4

Launch data:

Designation23764 / 96002A
Launch date12 Jan 1996 - 23:10 UT
Launch site Ko, ELA2
Launch vehicle  Ariane 44L (V82)
MissionCommercial: Communications
Geostationary orbit on Feb 1, 2011:
Perigee / Apogee 35779 x 35794 km
Eccentricity 1.78E-04
Inclination 0.04 deg
Period 1436.11 min


Specifications:

Prime contractorHughes (Boeing Satellite Systems)
PlatformHS-601
OperatorPanAmSat (Intelsat, Ltd.)
Mass at launch2918 kg
Mass in orbit1727 kg
Dimensionstowed: 2.7 x 3.6 x 4 m
Solar array26 m span
Stabilization3-axis
DC power BOL: 4700 W
EOL: 4300 W
Design lifetime15 years
Beacons 4.1985 & 4.1990 GHz (0 dBW)
11.7 GHz (5 dBW, RHCP + LHCP)

Location:

DatePositionRemarks
  43°W 
 Feb 2011  42.98° W 


End of live:

End of Operation:  Sep 2011
Cause:  
Reentered date:  
Lifetime: 

It uses Hughes' advanced shaped-reflector technology, which concentrates the satellite's beam over targeted land areas while avoiding uninhabited oceans. Hughes' patented, highly efficient design eliminates the need for multiple feedhorn configurations.

C-band

Main transponders 16
Backup transponders 4
Power 34 W (SSPA)
Bandwidth 12 transponders of 54 MHz
4 transponders of 64 MHz
Coverage and
EIRP max
Pan America beam 1
Pan America beam 2
Africa
Polarization linear H/V
Frequencies Uplink: 5.925-6.425 GHz
Downlink: 3.700-4.200 GHz

Downlink transponder frequency chart (GHz)

Horizontal
Downlink
Transponder Vertical
Downlink
Bandwidth (MHz) Beam
  1 3.730 54 PAN AM V2
3.730 2   54 PAN AM H2
  3 3.790 54 PAN AM V1
3.790 4   54 PAN AM H1
  5 3.850 54 PAN AM V2
3.850 6   54 PAN AM H2
  7 3.915 64 PAN AM V1 or Africa
3.915 8   64 PAN AM H1
  9 3.980 54 PAN AM V2
3.980 10   54 PAN AM H2
  11 4.040 54 PAN AM V1 or Africa
4.040 12   54 PAN AM H1
  13 4.100 54 PAN AM V2
4.100 14   54 PAN AM H2
  15 4.165 64 PAN AM V1 or Africa
4.165 16   64 PAN AM H1

Uplink transponder frequency chart (GHz)

Vertical
Uplink
Transponder Horizontal
Uplink
Bandwidth (MHz) Beam
  1 5.955 54 PAN America
5.955 2   54 PAN America
  3 6.015 54 PAN America or Africa or North America
6.015 4   54 PAN America
  5 6.075 54 PAN America
6.075 6   54 PAN America
  7 6.140 64 PAN America or Africa or North America
6.140 8   64 PAN America
  9 6.205 54 PAN America
6.205 10   54 PAN America
  11 6.265 54 PAN America or Africa or North America
6.265 12   54 PAN America
  13 6.325 54 PAN America
6.375 14   54 PAN America
  15 6.390 64 PAN America or Africa or North America
6.390 16   64 PAN America

Ku-band

Main transponders 16
Backup transponders 4
Power 63 W (TWTA)
Bandwidth 12 transponders of 54 MHz
4 transponders of 64 MHz
Coverage and
EIRP max
Europe: 50 dBW
North-America: 50 dBW
North South-America: 50 dBW
South South-America: 52 dBW
Brazil: 50 dBW
Polarization Linear H/V
Frequencies Uplink: 14.00-14.500 GHz
Downlink: 11.700-12.200 GHz and 12.500-12.750 GHz

Downlink transponder frequency chart (GHz)

Vertical
Downlink
Transponder Horizontal
Downlink
Bandwidth (MHz) Beam
  1 11.729 54 North South-America or Europe
11.729 2   54 North-America or South South-America
  4 11.789 54 North-America (but no 4B)
11.789 4B   54 Brazil (but no 4)
  5 11.849 54 North South-America or Europe
11.849 6   54 North-America or South South-America
  8 11.914 64 North-America (but no 8B)
11.914 8B   64 Brazil (but no 8)
  9 11.979 54 North South-America or Europe
11.979 10   54 North-America or South South-America (H)
  12 12.039 54 North-America (but no 12B)
12.039 12B   54 Brazil (but no 12)
  13 12.099 54 North South-America or Europe
12.099 14   54 North-America or South South-America (H)
  16 12.164 64 North-America (but no 16B)
12.164 16B   64 Brazil (but no 16)
         
  1E 12.531 54 Europe or North South-America
12.531 9E   54 Europe or North South-America
  3E 12.591 54 Europe
12.591 11E   54 Europe
  5E 12.651 54 Europe or North South-America
12.651 13E   54 Europe or North South-America
  7E 12.716 64 Europe
12.716 15E   64 Europe

Uplink transponder frequency chart (GHz)

Vertical
Uplink
Transponder Horizontal
Uplink
Bandwidth (MHz) Beam
14.029 1   54 Europe or North-America
  1S 14.029 54 South-America
  2 14.029 54 Europe or North-America
14.089 3   54 Europe or North-America
  4 14.089 54 Europe or North-America
  4S 14.089 54 South-America
14.149 5   54 Europe or North-America
  1S 14.149 54 South-America
  6 14.149 54 Europe or North-America
14.214 7   64 Europe or North-America
  8 14.214 64 Europe or North-America
  8S 14.214 64 South-America
14.279 9   54 Europe or North-America
  9S 14.279 54 South-America
  10 14.279 54 Europe or North-America
14.339 11   54 Europe or North-America
  12 14.339 54 Europe or North-America
  12S 14.339 54 South-America
14.399 13   54 Europe or North-America
  13S 14.399 54 South-America
  14 14.399 54 Europe or North-America
14.464 15   64 Europe or North-America
  16 14.464 64 Europe or North-America
  16S 14.464 64 South-America

Television and communications services; 12 C-band, 12 Ku-band; Americas, Caribbean, Europe, Africa.

Ref: #7, #15, #226 - update: 29.10.11