DS2000

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DS2000
ManufacturerMELCO
Country of originJapan
ApplicationsCommunications
Specifications
Spacecraft typeGeostationary Communications satellite
Design lifeat least 15 years
Launch mass3 t (3.3 tons) to 5 t (5.5 tons)
PowerUp to 15 kW
BatteriesLi-ion[1]
RegimeGeostationary
Production
StatusIn Production
Built16
On order16
Launched16
First launchDRTS (Kodama), September 10, 2002
Last launchEs'hail 2, November 15, 2018

The DS2000 is a geostationary communications satellite bus designed and manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric of Japan. Designed to carry payloads between 3 t (3.3 tons) and 5 t (5.5 tons), with power requirements of up to 15 kW, it is compatible with Ariane 5, Proton-M, Zenit-3SL, Atlas V, Falcon 9 and H-IIA.[2][3]

According to Moog-ISP, the DS2000 platform uses its bipropellant thrusters.[4]

List of satellites[edit]

Satellites using the DS2000 platform.[5][6]

Satellite Order Launch Launch Result Launch Vehicle Launch Mass Status Remarks
DRTS (Kodama) N/A 2002-09-10 Success H-2A-2024 2,800 kg (6,200 lb) N/A
ETS-VIII (Kiku 8) N/A 2006-12-18 Success H-2A-204 5,800 kg (12,800 lb) N/A
MTSAT-2 (Himawari 7) 2000 2006-02-18 Success H-2A-2024 4,650 kg (10,250 lb) N/A
Superbird-7 (Superbird-C2) 2005 2008-08-14 Success Ariane 5 ECA 4,820 kg (10,630 lb) N/A
QZS-1 (Michibiki 1) N/A 2010-09-11 Success H-2A-202 4,100 kg (9,000 lb) N/A
ST-2 2008 2011-05-20 Success Ariane 5 ECA 5,090 kg (11,220 lb) N/A
Himawari 8 2009 2014-10-07 Success H-2A-202 3,500 kg (7,700 lb) N/A
Türksat 4A 2011 2014-02-14 Success Proton-M/Briz-M 4,850 kg (10,690 lb) N/A
Türksat 4B 2011 2015-10-16 Success Proton-M/Briz-M 4,924 kg (10,856 lb) N/A
Himawari 9 2009 2016-11-02 Success H-2A-202 3,500 kg (7,700 lb) N/A
DSN-2 (Kirameki 2) 2017-01-24 Success H-2A-204 N/A
QZS-2 (Michibiki 2) 2013 2017-06-01 Success H-2A-202 4,100 kg (9,000 lb) N/A
QZS-3 (Michibiki 3) 2013 2017-08-19 Success H-2A-204 4,100 kg (9,000 lb) N/A
QZS-4 (Michibiki 4) 2013 2017-10-09 Success H-2A-202 4,100 kg (9,000 lb) N/A
Superbird-8 / DSN-1 (Kirameki 1) 2014 2018 Success Ariane 5 ECA N/A N/A
Es'hail 2 2014 2018 Success Falcon 9 Full Thrust 3,000 kg (6,600 lb) N/A

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Satellite Components/Bus Equipment". Mitsubishi Electric. Retrieved 2016-07-29.
  2. ^ "Satellite Platform DS2000". Mitsubishi Electric. Retrieved 2016-07-29.
  3. ^ Wade, Mark. "DS2000". Retrieved 2016-07-29.
  4. ^ "Thrusters". Moog Inc. Retrieved 2016-08-09.
  5. ^ Krebs, Gunter Dirk (2016-04-21). "Mitsubishi Electric (Melco): DS-2000". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 2016-07-20.
  6. ^ "Satellite Programs". Mitsubishi Electric. Retrieved 2016-07-29.

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