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HS 601

HS 601

HS 601

American communications satellite bus. 3-axis unified ARC 22 N and one Marquardt 490 N bipropellant thrusters, Sun and Barnes Earth sensors and two 61 Nms 2-axis gimbaled momentum bias wheels.

Status: Operational 1990. First Launch: 1990-01-09. Last Launch: 2014-01-24. Number: 79 . Gross mass: 4,135 kg (9,116 lb). Height: 2.29 m (7.51 ft). Span: 18.30 m (60.00 ft).

Typically 1658 kg nitrogen tetroxide & MMH in four spheres. Spin-stabilized in transfer orbit. Twin solar wings of three 2.16 x 2.54 m panels carrying large area silicon cells on Kevlar substrate to satisfy 3.3 kW requirement. Eclipse protection provided by Nickel hydrogen batteries. 18 eclipse protected transponders, plus six spares with 63W TWTA. 10.75-10.95 Ghz FSS (&12.5 Ghz BSS) down Ku-band beams, 26 MHz bandwidth, EIRP 50 dBW min, orthogonal polarization, operating in the FSS range


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Optus B1, B2, B3 Communication satellite built by Hughes for Optus Communications Pty., Ltd., Australia. Launched 1992 - 1994. Used the HS-601 bus.

Galaxy 4, 7 / HGS 4 Communication satellite built by Hughes for PanAmSat, USA. Launched 1992 - 1993. Used the HS-601 bus.

UFO 1, 2, 3 (UHF-FO Block 1) Communication satellite built by Hughes for US Navy, USA. Launched 1993 - 1994. Used the HS-601 bus.

Astra 1C, 1D Communication (Direct Broadcasting) satellite built by Hughes for SES, Luxembourg. Launched 1993 - 1994. Used the HS-601 bus.

Solidaridad 1, 2 Communication satellite built by Hughes for Telecomunicaciones de Mexico (Telecomm), Mexico. Launched 1993 - 1994. Used the HS-601 bus.

DirecTV 1, 2, 3 / Nimiq 3, 4i Communication (Direct Broadcasting) satellite built by Hughes for DirecTV, USA. Launched 1993 - 1995. Used the HS-601 bus.

PAS 2, 3, 3R, 4 / Intelsat 2, 3R, 4 Communication satellite built by Hughes for PanAmSat, USA. Launched 1994 - 1996. Used the HS-601 bus.

APStar 2 Communication satellite built by Hughes for APT Satellite Company Ltd., China. Launched 1995. Used the HS-601 bus.

UFO 4, 5, 6, 7 (UHF-FO Block 2) Communication satellite built by Hughes for US Navy, USA. Launched 1995 - 1996. Used the HS-601 bus.

AMSC 1 / M-Sat 1 Communication satellite built by Hughes for AMSC / Mobile Satellite Ventures (MSV), Canada. Launched 1995 - 1996. Used the HS-601 bus.

JCSat 3, 4 (JCSat R) / Intelsat 26 Communication satellite built by Hughes for JSAT Corporation, Japan. Launched 1995 - 1997. Used the HS-601 bus.

Astra 1E, 1F Communication (Direct Broadcasting) satellite built by Hughes for SES, Luxembourg. Launched 1995 - 1996. Used the HS-601 bus.

Galaxy 3R / Anik E2R Communication satellite built by Hughes for PanAmSat => Telesat, Canada. Launched 1995. Used the HS-601 bus.

Palapa C1, C2 / HGS 3 / Anatolia 1 / Paksat 1 Communication satellite built by Hughes for PT Satelit Palapa Indonesia (SATELINDO), Indonesia. Launched 1996. Used the HS-601 bus.

Superbird C Communication satellite built by Hughes for Space Communications Corporation (SCC), Japan. Launched 1997. Used the HS-601 bus.

PAS 5( Arabsat 2C( Badr C (Intelsat 5) Communication satellite built by Hughes / Boeing for PanAmSat => Arabsat, USA. Launched 1997. Used the HS-601HP bus.

Astra 1G, 1H, 2A, 2C Communication (Direct Broadcasting) satellite built by Hughes / Boeing for SES, Luxembourg. Launched 1997 - 2001. Used the HS-601HP / BSS-601HP bus.

JCSat 5, 6 (JCSat 1B, 4A) Communication satellite built by Hughes for JSAT Corporation, Japan. Launched 1997 - 1999. Used the HS-601 bus.

Galaxy 8i, 8iR Communication satellite built by Hughes / Boeing for PanAmSat, USA. Launched 1997. Used the HS-601HP / BSS-601HP bus.

AsiaSat 3, 3S / HGS 1 / PAS 22 Communication satellite built by Hughes => Boeing for Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company (Hughes Global Satellite, PanAmSat for #3), China. Launched 1997 - 1999. Used the HS-601HP bus.

UFO 8, 9, 10 (UHF-FO Block 3) Communication satellite built by Hughes for US Navy, USA. Launched 1998 - 1999. Used the HS-601 bus.

Galaxy 10 Communication satellite built by Hughes for PanAmSat, USA. Launched 1998. Used the HS-601HP bus.

SATMEX 5 / Eutelsat 115 West A Communication satellite built by Hughes for Satelites Mexicanos S.A. de C.V. (Satmex) => Eutelsat Americas, Mexico. Launched 1998. Used the HS-601HP bus.

PAS 6B / Intelsat 6B Communication satellite built by Hughes / Boeing for PanAmSat, USA. Launched 1998. Used the HS-601HP bus.

Orion 3 Communication satellite built by Hughes for Orion Network Systems, USA. Launched 1999. Used the HS-601HP bus.

DirecTV 1R Communication (Direct Broadcasting) satellite built by Hughes for DirecTV, USA. Launched 1999. Used the HS-601HP bus.

Galaxy 4R, 10R Communication satellite built by Hughes for PanAmSat, USA. Launched 2000. Used the HS-601HP bus.

Superbird 4 (Superbird B2) Communication satellite built by Hughes for Space Communications Corporation (SCC), Japan. Launched 2000. Used the HS-601HP bus.

ICO F1, ..., F15 Communication satellite built by Hughes / Boeing for ICO Global Communications Ltd. => New ICO, International. Launched 2000 - 2001. Used the HS-601MEO / BSS-601MEO bus.

TDRS 8, 9, 10 (TDRS H, I, J) Communication satellite built by Hughes / Boeing for NASA, USA. Launched 2000 - 2002. Used the HS-601 / BSS-601 bus.

PAS 9, 10 / Intelsat 9, 10 Communication satellite built by Hughes / Boeing for PanAmSat, USA. Launched 2000 - 2001. Used the HS-601HP / BSS-601HP bus.

DirecTV 4S Communication (Direct Broadcasting) satellite built by Boeing for DirecTV, USA. Launched 2001. Used the BSS-601HP bus.

JCSat 8 (JCSat 2A) Communication satellite built by Boeing for JSAT Corporation, Japan. Launched 2002. Used the BSS-601 bus.

AsiaSat 4 Communication satellite built by Hughes => Boeing for Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company, China. Launched 2003. Used the HS-601HP bus.

Galaxy 13 / Horizons 1 Communication satellite built by Boeing for PanAmSat & JSat, USA. Launched 2003. Used the BSS-601HP bus.

UFO 11 (UHF-FO Block 4) Communication satellite built by Boeing for US Navy, USA. Launched 2003. Used the BSS-601 bus.

Superbird 6 (Superbird A2) Communication satellite built by Boeing for Space Communications Corporation (SCC), Japan. Launched 2004. Used the BSS-601 bus.

GOES N, O, P, Q Meteorology satellite built by Boeing for NOAA, USA. Launched 2006 - 2010. Used the BSS-601 bus.

MEASAT 3 Communication satellite built by Boeing for MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia. Launched 2006. Used the BSS-601HP bus.

Indostar 2 / ProtoStar 2 / SES 7 Communication satellite built by Boeing Satellite Systems (BSS) for ProtoStar, USA. Launched 2009. Used the BSS-601HP bus.

TDRS 11, 12, 13 (TDRS K, L, M) Communication satellite built by Boeing for NASA, USA. Launched 2013 - 2014. Used the BSS-601HP bus.

UHF US Navy fleet communications from geostationary orbit; Ultra High Frequency Follow On; used the HS 601 commercial bus.

Family: Communications, Earth, Geosynchronous orbit, Technology. Country: USA. Engines: R-4D. Spacecraft: Apstar, UHF, Orion. Launch Vehicles: Atlas, Thor, Delta, Proton, Space Shuttle, Ariane, Delta 2 7000, Ariane 44LP, Ariane 44L, Chang Zheng 2E, Atlas I, Ariane 42P, Delta 7925, Ariane 44P, Atlas II, Atlas IIA, Ariane 42L, Atlas IIAS, Proton-K/DM-2M, Delta 8930, Zenit-3SL, Atlas V, Proton-M/Briz-M, Atlas V 401, Delta 4M+(4,2), Delta IV, Atlas 3B. Projects: Asiasat, Astra, DirecTV, Galaxy, JCSAT, Leasat, M-SAT, Measat, Morelos, Palapa, Panamsat, STS, Superbird. Launch Sites: Cape Canaveral, Baikonur, Cape Canaveral LC17B, Cape Canaveral LC36A, Cape Canaveral LC37B, Baikonur LC81/23, Cape Canaveral LC36B, Cape Canaveral LC41, Cape Canaveral LC39A, Kourou, Baikonur LC200/39, Xichang, Kourou ELA2, Xichang LC2, Kiritimati. Agency: Aussat, Hughes. Bibliography: 2, 274, 278, 296, 5, 552, 554, 6, 67, 6572, 12565, 12566, 12567, 12568, 12569, 12570, 12571, 12572, 12573, 12574, 12575, 12576, 12577, 12578, 12579, 12580, 12581, 12582, 12583, 12584, 12585, 12586, 12587, 12588, 12589, 12590, 12591, 12592, 12593, 12594, 12595, 12596, 12597, 12598, 12599, 12600.
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AMSC-1AMSC-1
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Apstar 2Apstar 2
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Asiasat 3Asiasat 3
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AsiaSat 4AsiaSat 4
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Astra 1CAstra 1C
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Astra 1EAstra 1E
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Astra 1GAstra 1G
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DirecTV 1RDirecTV 1R
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DirecTV 4SDirecTV 4S
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DBS 1DBS 1
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DM-F3DM-F3
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Galaxy 10Galaxy 10
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Horizons 1 (Galaxy 1Horizons 1 (Galaxy 1
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Galaxy 3RGalaxy 3R
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Galaxy 4Galaxy 4
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Galaxy 4RGalaxy 4R
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Protostar 2 / SES 7Protostar 2 / SES 7
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GOES 15GOES 15
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ICO F1ICO F1
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JCSAT 3JCSAT 3
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JCSAT 5JCSAT 5
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JCSAT 8JCSAT 8
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Measat 3Measat 3
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Optus B1Optus B1
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Orion 3Orion 3
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Palapa C-1Palapa C-1
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Panamsat 3RPanamsat 3R
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PAS 6BPAS 6B
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PAS 9PAS 9
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Satmex 5Satmex 5
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Solidaridad 1Solidaridad 1
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Superbird 4Superbird 4
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Superbird 6Superbird 6
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Superbird CSuperbird C
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TDRS 8TDRS 8
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TDRS 11TDRS 11
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USA 104USA 104
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Panamsat 5Panamsat 5
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