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PAS 9 (PanAmSat 9) is a Sea Launch consortium's geosynchronous communications spacecraft that was launched by a Zenith-3SL rocket from a floating platform in the equatorial Pacific Ocean near Christmas Island at 22:42 UT. The 2,389 kg spacecraft carries 24 Ku-band and 24 C-band transponders to provide over 160 voice, video, data, and internet channels to North America, the Caribbean, and Europe after parking over 58 deg-W longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 26451
  • Intelsat 9
  • PAS9
  • PanAmSat 9

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2000-07-28
Launch Vehicle: Zenit 3SL
Launch Site: Odyssey (Sea Launch Platform),
Mass: 2389 kg


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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