PAS-4

Summary

PAS-4
NamesPANAMSAT 4
Intelsat 4
IS-4
Panamsat K3
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorPanAmSat
Intelsat
COSPAR ID1995-040A
SATCAT no.23636
Websitehttps://www.intelsat.com
Mission duration15 years (planned)
Spacecraft properties
BusHS-601
ManufacturerHughes
Launch mass2,920 kg (6,440 lb)
Dry mass1,727 kg (3,807 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date3 August 1995, 22:58:00 UTC [1]
RocketAriane-42L H10-3 (V76)
Launch siteCentre Spatial Guyanais, ELA-2
ContractorArianespace
Entered serviceOctober 1995
End of mission
DisposalGraveyard orbit
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeGeostationary orbit
Longitude72° East
Transponders
Band50 transponders:
20 C-band
30 Ku-band
Coverage areaEurope, Africa, Middle East, Asia
← PAS-3
PAS-3R →
 

PAS 4, was an American geostationary satellite that was launched by an Ariane 4.[2]

Satellite description

PAS-4 was constructed by Hughes Aircraft Corporation, based on the HS-601 satellite bus. It had a mass at launch of 2,920 kg (6,440 lb), which decreased to around 1,727 kg (3,807 lb) by the time it was operational. Designed for an operational life of 15 years, the spacecraft was equipped with 20 C-band and 30 Ku-band transponders.[2] Its two solar panels, which had a span of 26 m (85 ft) generated 4.7 kW of power when the spacecraft first entered service, which was expected to drop to around 4.3 kW by the end of the vehicle's operational life.[2]

Launch

Arianespace launched PAS-4, using an Ariane 4 launch vehicle, flight number V76, in the Ariane 42L H10-3 configuration. The launch took place from ELA-2 at the Centre Spatial Guyanais, at Kourou in French Guiana, on 3 August 1995, at 22:58:00 UTC.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Report. 14 March 2021. Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d "PAS 2, 3, 3R, 4 → Intelsat 2, 3R, 4". Gunter's Space Page. 11 December 2017. Retrieved 14 April 2021.