Hispasat 1C

Summary

Hispasat 1C
Hispasat 30W-3
Hispasat 84W-1
Mission typeCommunication
OperatorHispasat
COSPAR ID2000-007A
SATCAT no.26071Edit this on Wikidata
Mission duration17 years
Spacecraft properties
BusSpacebus-3000B2
ManufacturerAlcatel Space
Launch mass3,113 kilograms (6,863 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date3 February 2000 (2000-02-03)
RocketAtlas IIAS
Launch siteCape Canaveral SLC-36B
ContractorILS
End of mission
DisposalGraveyard orbit
Deactivated2 June 2017 (2017-06-03)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeGeostationary
Longitude30° West
84° West
 

Hispasat 1C, also known as Hispasat 30W-3 and Hispasat 84W-1, was a Spanish communications satellite which was operated by Hispasat. It was constructed by Alcatel Space and is based on the Spacebus-3000B2 satellite bus. Launch occurred on 3 February 2000, at 23:30. The launch was contracted by ILS, and used an Atlas IIAS carrier rocket flying from SLC-36B at Cape Canaveral.

It had a mass of 3,113 kilograms (6,863 lb), and an expected service life of 15 years.

Following its launch and on-orbit testing, it was placed in geostationary orbit at 30° West, from where it provided communications services to Europe and the Americas.

In 2014, after an agreement between Hispasat and Star One, the satellite was relocated at 84º West and renamed as Hispasat 84W-1.

Finally, on June 2, 2017, the satellite was reorbited to a graveyard orbit, having had a service life of 17 years.

References

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  • Hispasat, ed. (2017-06-02). "El Hispasat 1C cumplió su misión y ha sido llevado a la órbita cementerio" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-08-05.