SBS 1

Summary

SBS 1
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorSBS
COSPAR ID1980-091A[1]
SATCAT no.12065
Mission duration7 years design life
Spacecraft properties
BusHS-376
ManufacturerHughes Space and Communications
Launch mass550 kilograms (1,210 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date15 November 1980, 22:49 (1980-11-15UTC22:49Z) UTC
RocketDelta-3910 PAM-D
Launch siteCape Canaveral LC-17A
ContractorNASA
End of mission
DisposalDecommissioned
DeactivatedJune 1990 (1990-07)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeGeostationary
Longitude149° W[2]
Eccentricity0.7415
Perigee altitude600 kilometres (370 mi)
Apogee altitude40,662 kilometres (25,266 mi)
Inclination62.8°
Period736.2 minutes
EpochNovember 15, 1980
Transponders
Band14 Ku band
 

SBS 1 was a geostationary communications satellite designed and manufactured by Hughes (now Boeing) on the HS-376 platform. It was ordered by Satellite Business Systems, which later sold it to Hughes Communications. It had a Ku band payload and operated on the 149°W longitude.[3]

Satellite description

The spacecraft was designed and manufactured by Hughes on the HS-376 satellite bus. It had a launch mass of 550 kg (1,210 lb), a geostationary orbit and a 7-year design life.[4]

History

On November 15, 1980, SBS 1 was launched by a Delta-3910 PAM-D from Cape Canaveral at 22:49 UTC.

In June 1990, SBS 1 was finally decommissioned and put into a graveyard orbit.[3]

References

  1. ^ "SBS 1". NASA Space Science Data Coordinated Archive. Retrieved 2017-04-29.
  2. ^ "SBS 1". n2yo.com. Retrieved 2017-04-29.
  3. ^ a b Krebs, Gunter Dirk. "SBS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 / HGS 5 - Gunter's Space Page". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 2017-04-29.
  4. ^ "SBS 1". NASA Space Science Data Coordinated Archive. Retrieved 2017-04-29.

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