SpainSat 1 (XTAR LANT)
Spanish spacecraft n°: 10
|Designation|| 28945 / 06007A|
|Launch date|| 11 Mar 2006 - 22:33 UT|
|Launch site|| Ko, ELA-3|
|| Ariane-5ECA (V-170)|
|Perigee / Apogee|| 35764 x 35810 km|
|Period|| 1436.1 min||
|Prime contractor || Space Systems Loral (SSL)|
|Platform || Loral LS-1300|
|Mass at launch || 3683 kg|
|Dry Mass|| 1467 kg|
|Basic shape || |
|Dimension (m)|| |
|Solar array || solar panel span of 31.4m|
|Propulsion|| Aerojet-Redmond R-4D engine|
|Equipment|| 12 X-band & 1 Ka-band transponder|
|Design lifetime || 15 years|
SpainSat will operate thirteen specially configured high-power transponders,
twelve at X-band and one at Ka-band, from its 30 degrees West longitude orbital
position, providing coverage of Spain, Europe, Africa and the Americas.
Hisdesat will lease five of SpainSat's X-band transponders to the Spanish
Ministry of Defense, with the remaining eight transponders to be leased by XTAR
for defense customers in the U.S. and other allied governments. The XTAR
operated transponders are reffered to as XTAR-LANT
Will provide secure X and Ku band
communications for the Spanish defense ministry.
Spainsat was still in transfer orbit as of Mar 13, 2006.
Credit covers: J.VdDr.
Launch cancel Kourou.
Headquarter cancel Paris.
Ref.: #7(JR562), #14, #238, #415 - update: 14.01.20