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PANAMSAT 6

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1997-040A

Description

PAS 6 (PANAMSAT 6) is an American geosynchronous spacecraft that was launched from Kourou in French Guiana by an Ariane 44-LP rocket at 06:46 UT. The 3,420 kg spacecraft carries 36 Ku-band 100 W transponders to provide direct voice and video communications throughout South America, especially to Brazil.

Alternate Names

  • 24891
  • PAS 6
  • PANAMSAT6
  • 1997-040A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1997-08-07
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44LP
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 3420 kg

Funding Agency

  • Pan American Satellite United States

Discipline

  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

 

Personnel

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