Hispasat 1C

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Hispasat 1C
Mission type Communication
Operator Hispasat
COSPAR ID 2000-007A
Mission duration 15 years
Spacecraft properties
Bus Spacebus-3000B2
Manufacturer Alcatel Space
Launch mass 3,113 kilograms (6,863 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 3 February 2000 (2000-02-03)
Rocket Atlas IIAS
Launch site Cape Canaveral SLC-36B
Contractor ILS
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary
Longitude 30° West

Hispasat 1C is a Spanish communications satellite which is 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 has 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 provides communications services to Europe and the Americas. It is expected to remain in service until at least 2015.

References[edit]

  • Krebs, Gunter. "Hispasat 1C, 1D". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-05-01. 
  • "Hispasat 1C". Lyngsat. Retrieved 2009-05-01. 
  • McDowell, Jonathan (2000-02-10). "Issue 420". Jonathan's Space Report. Retrieved 2009-05-01. 
  • "Hispasat 1C". The Satellite Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2009-05-01.