International Designator 2000-072

2000-072A

PAS 1R (PANAMSAT 1R) is an American geosynchronous communications spacecraft that was launched by an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou at 01:07 UT on 2000 Nov 16. The 1,200-kg, 15-kW spacecraft carries 36 C-band and 36 Ku-band transponders to provide direct-to-home (DTH) digital video and Internet services to Europe and the Americas after parking over 45 deg W longitude.

Source: SPACEWARN Bulletin Number 565

2000-072B

AMSAT P3D (also known as PHASE 3-D, and as AMSAT OSCAR 40) is an international amateur radio spacecraft (of the German organization, AMateur radio SATellites) that was launched by an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou at 01:07 UT on 2000 Nov 16. The 400-kg, 250-W spacecraft is the largest amateur-support spacecraft, carrying 5 receivers (in the HF, VHF/UHF, L, S, and C bands) and seven transmitters (in the HF, K, VHF/UHF, S, and X bands). Also carried onboard are some experimental instruments such as two cosmic ray monitors named TDE and CPE, two wide-angle cameras in the SCOPE unit available for the amateurs to command their images from locations of interest, a passive ionospheric sounder to scan the 0.5 to 30.0 MHz band so as to derive the electron densities in the upper part of the ionosphere, and a GPS receiver to locate the spacecraft position. Initial orbital parameters were period 708 min, apogee 39,269 km, perigee 615 km, and inclination 6.4 deg.

Source: SPACEWARN Bulletin Number 565

2000-072C, 2000-072D

STRV 1C and STRV 1D are two British microsatellites that were launched by an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou at 01:07 UT on 2000 Nov 16. The 100-kg spacecraft carry technology-test devices such as lithium ion batteries, a new communications system that allows a high degree of security, and a GPS receiver. Initial orbits of both were similar: period 708 min, apogee 39,269 km, perigee 615 km, and inclination 6.4 deg.

Source: SPACEWARN Bulletin Number 565


Dr. T.S. Kelso [TS.Kelso@celestrak.com/TS.Kelso@centerforspace.com]
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