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ЦитатаABS 2 (ST 3, Koreasat8 )ABS 2 [SS/Loral]The ABS-2 is a communication satellite ordered in October 2010 by Asia Broadcast Satellite fr om Space Systems/Loral (SS/L). SS/L was already selected as the builder in June 2009.The spacecraft separated mass will be in excess of 6,000 kg at launch and offers a design life exceeding 15 years. The satellite will be built by Space Systems Loral using the LS-1300 platform, fitted with 78 C-, Ku- and Ka-band payloads and will have more than four times the existing capacity of ABS-1.ABS-2 will be located at the 75 degrees East Longitude, ABS' prime orbital location wh ere ABS-1, ABS-1A, and ABS-1B are currently located ABS-2 will offer a wide range of services for Asia, Russia, Africa, and the Middle East, including DTH, cable TV distribution, multimedia applications, as well as data networks and telecommunications services. The ABS-2 satellite will be a significant addition to the existing 44 transponders on the ABS-1 satellite, which still has more than 14 years of fuel life remaining. ABS-2 will provide expansion capacity to existing ABS-1 customers and will also act as in-orbit spare and provide backup for the ABS-1 transponders.Singapore Telecommunications has signed a transponder purchase agreement with satellite operator Asia Broadcast Satellite Limited (ABS). With this agreement, SingTel will own multiple C-band transponders on the ABS-2 satellite at a cost of approximately S$80 million over the next two years. SingTel will market these transponders to corporate customers under the brand ST-3/ABS-2. Capacity used by KT Telecom is referred as Koreasat 8.Nation: ChinaType / Application: CommunicationOperator: Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS)Contractors: Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)Equipment: 78 transponders in C-, Ku- and Ka-bandConfiguration: LS-1300Propulsion: Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteriesLifetime: 15 yearsMass: +6000 kgOrbit: GEO
ЦитатаAthena-FidusAthena-Fidus [TAS]Athena-Fidus is a French-Italian geosynchronous military and governmental EHF/Ka-band wideband communications satellite capable of data transfer rates of up to 3 Gb per second.The Athena-Fidus program is being managed by French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) and Space Agency (CNES) and the Italian Defense Procurement Agency (Segredifesa) and the Space Agency (ASI). CNES signed in February 2010 a contract over 275 million euros with Thales Alenia Space for the construction of the satellite. Once operational, the system will be used by both the French, Belgian and Italian armed forces as well as the civil protection services of France and Italy.Athena-Fidus is built on a Spacebus-4000B2 platform and will be launched in early 2014 on an Ariane-5ECA launch vehicle from Kourou.Nation: France, ItalyType / Application: Military communicationOperator: DGA, CNES, Segredifesa, ASIContractors: Thales Alenia SpaceEquipment: EHF/Ka-band transpondersConfiguration: Spacebus-4000B2Propulsion: Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteriesLifetime: 15 yearsMass: ~3000 kgOrbit: GEO
ЦитатаJester пишет: EPC for VA217 in the BIL
ЦитатаPALO ALTO, Calif. - December 9, 2013 -- Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that the ABS-2 satellite, designed and built for ABS, has arrived at the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, where it will be launched aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle by Arianespace. ABS-2 is a highly sophisticated and flexible satellite optimized to provide multiple services for a broad swath of regions."ABS-2 is a very advanced satellite that has the capability to improve the human experience by providing services for 60 percent of the world's population," said John Celli, president of SSL. "We are pleased that the satellite has arrived safely at launch base and look forward to seeing it launch early next year." Скрытый текст: ABS-2 is a multi-mission C-, Ku- and Ka-band satellite, which is designed to provide multiple services including direct-to-home and cable television distribution, VSAT services, data networks, and telecommunications services across four continents. It will be positioned at 75 degrees East longitude, which is ABS' prime orbital location."SSL has provided us with one of the largest satellites ever to be launched in the Eastern Hemisphere," said Tom Choi, CEO of ABS. "With ABS-2, ABS will extend the reach of affordable and reliable communications and broadcast services to the emerging markets of the world. We are very excited that the satellite has been delivered to launch base and eagerly anticipate its launch."ABS-2 is a high-power satellite with an advanced data handling architecture and a total of 89 active C-band, Ku-band, and Ka-band transponders across 10 different beams. The satellite includes six dedicated high-powered Ku-band beams for direct-to-home television services in the eastern hemisphere and provides high-powered C-band beams for Africa and Southeast Asia connectivity requirements. Its Ka-band beam is positioned over the Middle East and North African region where it will provide service for both commercial and military applications.ABS-2 is based on the highly reliable SSL 1300 platform, which provides the flexibility to support a broad range of applications and technology advances. It is designed to provide service for 15 years or more.
ЦитатаThe ABS-2 and Athena-Fidus satellites for launch by Ariane 5 are welcomed in French Guiana December 11, 2013 - Ariane Flight VA217 Both satellite passengers for an Ariane 5 flight planned in early 2014 have arrived at French Guiana, clearing the way for Arianespace's start-up of payload preparations following their transfer by road to the Spaceport. The two spacecraft - ABS-2 and Athena-Fidus - arrived separately at Félix Eboué Airport, located near the capital city of Cayenne, with each delivered this month using a chartered An-124 cargo jetliner.Produced by Space Systems/Loral in Palo Alto, California, ABS-2 is based on the company's 1300-series platform - designed to provide multiple services for global satellite operator ABS, including direct-to-home and cable television distribution, VSAT (very-small-aperture terminal) services, data networks and telecommunications across four continents. It has a designed mission life of 15 years or more, and will operate from ABS' prime orbital location of 75 deg. East longitude after its deployment by Ariane 5.The satellite has been outfitted with 89 active C-band, Ku-band and Ka-band transponders across 10 different beams. These include six dedicated Ku-Band beams for direct-to-home television services in the Eastern Hemisphere and C-Band beams for Africa and Southeast Asia connectivity requirements. Its Ka-Band beam is positioned over the Middle East and North African region to provide service for commercial and military applications.Athena-Fidus is a French-Italian telecommunications satellite that uses state-of-the-art civil broadband Internet technologies. Funded jointly by French space agency CNES, French defense procurement agency DGA, Italian space agency ASI and the Italian Ministry of Defense, it will provide communications services to both armed forces and civil security agencies in France and Italy.Program prime contractor Thales Alenia Space produced Athena-Fidus using its Spacebus 4000B2 platform, with the satellite equipped to deploy the latest civil telecom standards - DVB-RCS and DVB-S2 - to ensure optimum transmission capacity and service availability. It will weigh more than 3,000 kg. at launch, and has a design life exceeding 15 years. The deliveries of ABS-2 and Athena-Fidus to French Guiana. ABS-2's container is hoisted to a flatbed trailer after its arrival at Félix Eboué Airport.Following the separate delivery, Athena-Fidus is shown being unloaded from the chartered An-124 cargo jetliner.
ЦитатаABS-2 and Athena-Fidus begin their Spaceport preparations for Arianespace's launch on Ariane 5December 13, 2013 - Ariane Flight VA217Processing has begun for the two payloads to be orbited by Arianespace on Ariane 5: the multi-mission ABS-2, with telecommunications coverage for 60 percent of the world's population; and Athena-Fidus, which is to provide data transmission services for the French and Italian defense ministries, as well as these countries' security organizations.Both spacecraft are advanced relay platforms, with ABS-2 to become one of the most powerful commercial satellites launched in the Eastern Hemisphere, and Athena-Fidus deploying the latest civil telecom standards - DVB-RCS and DVB-S2 - to ensure optimum transmission capacity and service availability.The Ariane 5 mission with ABS-2 and Athena-Fidus is planned for early 2014 on Arianespace's Flight VA217, to be conducted from the Spaceport in French Guiana.ABS-2 is a C-, Ku- and Ka-band satellite designed to provide multiple services that include direct-to-home and cable television distribution, VSAT services, data networks, and telecommunications services across four continents. Built by Space Systems/Loral (SSL), it will be positioned at 75 deg. East longitude - which is the prime geostationary orbital location for global satellite operator ABS.Athena-Fidus is a geostationary satellite equipped with EHF and Ka-band transponders for the defense requirements of France and Italy, while also serving such operations as civil security, homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting in the countries. It was built by program prime contractor Thales Alenia Space on behalf of the French and Italian space agencies (CNES and ASI), as well as the French DGA and Italian Segredifesa defense ministry organizations.The ABS-2 satellite is removed from its shipping container to begin pre-launch processing at the Spaceport for launch on Ariane 5.
ЦитатаThe Athena-Fidus satellite is readied for Arianespace's first heavy-lift mission of 2014 December 24, 2013 - Ariane Flight VA217The multi-role Athena-Fidus satellite has completed initial checkout at the Spaceport as it is readied for a dual-payload, geostationary transfer orbit launch on Arianespace's first flight in 2014.To be lofted January 23 from French Guiana along with the ABS-2 spacecraft aboard a heavy-lift Arianespace Ariane 5, this mission will commence a very busy 2014 - with 12 to 14 launches in preparation.The year-opening mission carrying Athena-Fidus and ABS-2 is designated Flight VA217 in Arianespace's numbering system, signifying the 217th launch of an Ariane vehicle since the European-developed launcher family began operations on December 24, 1979.Athena-Fidus was built by program prime contractor Thales Alenia Space on behalf of the French CNES and Italian ASI space agencies, as well as the French DGA and Italian Segredifesa defense ministry organizations. It will provide data transmission services for the French and Italian defense ministries, as well as these countries' security organizations. The satellite carries EHF and Ka-band transponders for the defense requirements of the two nations, while also serving such operations as civil and homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. It derives the Athena-Fidus name from the program reference "Access on theatres for European allied forces nations-French Italian dual use satellite," and is based on a Spacebus 4000 relay platform. With a liftoff mass of more than 3,000 kg., the spacecraft has an operational design life exceeding 15 years. Joining Athena-Fidus on the dual-payload Ariane 5 mission is ABS-2 - a C-, Ku- and Ka-band satellite designed to provide global satellite operator ABS with multiple services that include direct-to-home and cable television distribution, VSAT services, data networks, and telecommunications services. ABS-2 was built by Space Systems/Loral (SSL), and will be one of the most powerful commercial satellites in the Eastern Hemisphere - delivering more than 12 kW of payload power and up to 89 active transponders across 10 different beams. Once positioned at its orbital slot of 75 deg. East longitude, it will bring increased capacity and transmission power to the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and the Commonwealth of Independent States/Russia. Following its initial checkout in the Spaceport's S1A clean room at French Guiana, the Athena-Fidus relay satellite is transferred to the S5 payload preparation center for its fueling.
ЦитатаAriane 5 launch with Athena-Fidus and ABS-2 is postponedJanuary 6, 2014 - Ariane Flight VA217Arianespace has decided to postpone Flight VA217 - originally scheduled for January 23 - by a few days, with an equipment change-out planned on this mission's Ariane 5 ECA vehicle.A new launch date will be announced very soon.This mission is scheduled to loft two passengers: the French-Italian Athena-Fidus spacecraft and ABS-2 for global satellite operator ABS.Athena-Fidus will provide data transmission services for France and Italy's defense ministries, as well as their security organizations. The multi-mission ABS-2 spacecraft is to offer telecommunications coverage across four continents, reaching 60 percent of the world's population.
Цитатаanik пишет:Peter B. de Selding @pbdes 50 минArianespace: upper stage engine nozzle for next Ariane 5 damaged when bumped during rocket integration at spaceport & will be replaced.
ЦитатаThe busy 2014 launch manifest will begin early next month with Flight VA217, an Ariane 5 heavy-lift mission carrying two geostationary telecommunications satellites: ABS-2 for global operator ABS, which is to become one of the most powerful commercial satellites launched in the Eastern Hemisphere; and Athena-Fidus, for the defense requirements of France and Italy.
ЦитатаOperations will kick off in February, using Ariane 5 ECA for two geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) missions: VA217, with ABS-2 and Athena-Fidus, then VA216, with Astra 5B and Amazonas 4A.
ЦитатаВал пишет:Короче, идет грязноватая возня под видом конкуренции, с целью перехвата емкостей ABS-2.Не из-за этого ли задержка запуска?
ЦитатаВал пишет:Мутная история. Когда узнаешь, что один из основных партнеров, заключивший контракт на аренду более 50 процентов емкости мощнейешего спутника, висит на волоске, и не такие поводы для отсрочки придумаешь