SBS 2 (satellite)

Summary

SBS 2
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorSBS
COSPAR ID1981-096A
SATCAT no.12855
Mission duration7 years design life
Spacecraft properties
BusHS-376
ManufacturerHughes Space and Communications
Launch mass550 kilograms (1,210 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date24 September 1981, 23:09 (1981-09-24UTC23:09Z) UTC
RocketDelta-3910 PAM-D
Launch siteCape Canaveral LC-17A
ContractorNASA
End of mission
DisposalDecommissioned
DeactivatedSeptember 1996 (1996-10)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeGeostationary
Longitude117° W[1]
Eccentricity0.73679
Perigee altitude166 kilometres (103 mi)
Apogee altitude36,830 kilometres (22,890 mi)
Inclination27.7°
Period650.8 minutes
EpochSeptember 24, 1981
Transponders
Band14 Ku band
 

SBS 2 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 117°W longitude.[2]

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.[3]

History

On September 24, 1981, SDS 2 was finally launched by a Delta-3910 PAM-D from Cape Canaveral at 23:09 UTC.

In April 1996, SDS 2 finally decommissioned and put on a graveyard orbit.[2]

References

  1. ^ "SBS 2". n2yo.com. Retrieved 2017-04-29.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "SBS 2". NASA Space Science Data Coordinated Archive. Retrieved 2017-04-29.

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