SSL 1300

The SSL 1300, previously the LS-1300 and the FS-1300, is a satellite bus produced by Maxar Technologies. Total broadcast power ranges from 5 to 25 kW, and the platform can accommodate from 12 to 150 transponders. The SSL 1300 is a modular platform and Maxar Technologies no longer reports designators for sub-versions, such as: 1300E, 1300HL, 1300S, 1300X.[1]

First available in the late 1980s, the SSL 1300 platform underwent revision multiple times over its design life, all the while remaining a popular communications platform.[2] The earliest models provided 5,000 RF watts of transmitter power, weighed 5,500 kg, and required a 4-meter diameter launch fairing. Newer models provide double that, approximately 10,000 RF watts of transmitter power, weigh 6,700 kg, and require a 5-meter diameter launch fairing.[3]

SSL stated that they would use electric propulsion for North-South station keeping for the first time on the MBSat in 2004. The subsystem was supplied by International Space Technologies Inc and used Fakel's Hall thrusters and American and European propellant supply and electronics.[4] According to Moog-ISP, the SSL 1300 platform uses its bipropellant thrusters.[5]

In September 2015 SSL announced that it had delivered 100 satellites based on the SSL 1300 platform. There are more SSL 1300's currently providing service on orbit than any other model communications satellite.[6]

SSL 1300 FirstsEdit

Over the last 25 years the SSL 1300 was the first platform to incorporate many innovations.

  • It was the first satellite to use a 100-volt bus and Direct Radiating Collector (DRC) amplifiers, providing the higher power needed for direct-to-home television.[6]
  • It was the first true high-throughput satellite, an advance which now enables millions of people around the world to have access to relatively high speed broadband.[6]
  • It was the first to reach 20-kW of power, which enables satellite broadcast of today's HD and UltraHD television.[6]
  • It was the first satellite to provide two-way ground-based beam forming, which increases a satellite's flexibility to meet changing business requirements.[6]

Other advances:

  • The 1300 was one of the first platforms to use shaped antenna reflectors, which enable precisely defined coverage areas.[6]
  • The 1300 was the first Western satellite to use electric propulsion, which reduces mass allowing for more payload power or a less costly launch. Today there are 18 1300s with electric propulsion on orbit.[6]
  • The 1300 was one of the first platforms to incorporate lithium-ion batteries, which have 50 percent less mass than the nickel-hydrogen batteries they replaced and helped to enable higher power satellites.[6]
  • The world's two highest capacity broadband satellites currently providing service are built on the 1300 platform.[6]

Satellite OrdersEdit

1300 SeriesEdit

Satellite Country Operator Type Coverage Launch date (GMT) Rocket Changes Status
Agila 2 Philippines Mabuhay Satellite Corporation Television broadcasting & Satellite Internet Access 30 C-band, 24 Ku-band transponders 19 August 1997 Long March 3B Known as ABS 3 Retired
Apstar 2R China APT Satellite Holdings Television broadcasting 28 C-band, 25 Ku-band transponders 16 October 1997 Long March 3B Known as Telstar 10 Retired
AsiaSat 5 China AsiaSat Television broadcasting and telephone networks 26 C-band, 14 Ku-band transponders 11 August 2009 Proton-M Phase 2 Active
AsiaSat 6 China AsiaSat Television broadcasting and telephone networks 28 C-band 7 September 2014 Falcon 9 Known as Thaicom 7 Active
AsiaSat 7 China AsiaSat Television broadcasting and telephone networks 26 C-band, 14 Ku-band transponders 25 November 2011 Proton-M Phase 2 Known as Thaicom 6A Active
AsiaSat 8 China AsiaSat Television broadcasting and telephone networks 24 C-band, 1 Ka-band 5 August 2014 Falcon 9 Known as AMOS 7 Active
Azerspace 2/Intelsat 38 Azerbaijan, International Azercosmos, Intelsat Television broadcasting 25 September 2018 Ariane 5 ECA Active
BRIsat Indonesia Bank Rakyat Indonesia Banking 9 Ku-band, 36 C-band 18 June 2016 Ariane 5 ECA Active
BSAT-4a Japan BSAT Corp Television broadcasting 24 Ku-band 29 September 2017 Ariane 5 ECA Active
BSAT-4b Japan BSAT Corp Television broadcasting 24 Ku-band 15 August 2020 Ariane 5 ECA Active
BulgariaSat-1 Bulgaria Bulsatcom Television broadcasting 3 Ku-band, 30 Ku-band 23 June 2017 Falcon 9 Active
Tempo 1 United States TeleCommunications Satellite Inc. Television broadcasting 32 Ku-band 7 May 2002 Proton-K Blok-DM3 Known as DirecTV 5 Active
Tempo 2 United States TeleCommunications Satellite Inc. Television broadcasting 32 Ku-band 8 March 1997 Atlas II-A Known as DirecTV 6 Retired
DirecTV 8 United States DirecTV Television broadcasting 36 Ku-band 22 May 2005 Proton-M Phase 1 Active
EchoStar 5 United States EchoStar Television broadcasting 32 Ku-band 23 September 1999 Atlas II-AS Known as Ciel 1 Retired
EchoStar 6 United States EchoStar Television broadcasting 32 Ku-band 14 August 2000 Atlas II-AS Known as Bermudasat 1 Retired
EchoStar 8 United States EchoStar Television broadcasting 32 Ku-band 22 August 2002 Proton-K Blok-DM3 Retired
Europe*Star 1 France Loral Skynet Television broadcasting 30 Ku-band 29 October 2000 Ariane-44LP Formerly known as PAS 12, now known as Intelsat 12 Active
Galaxy 16 United States PanAmSat Television broadcasting 24 C-band, 24 Ku-band 18 June 2006 Zenit-3SL Active
Galaxy 18 United States PanAmSat Television broadcasting 24 C-band, 24 Ku-band 21 May 2006 Zenit-3SL Active
Galaxy 19 United States Intelsat Television broadcasting 24 C-band, 28 Ku-band 24 September 2008 Zenit-3SL Active
GOES 8 United States NOAA Meteorology 13 April 1994 Atlas I Known as GOES I Retired
GOES 9 United States NOAA Meteorology 23 May 1995 Atlas I Known as GOES J Retired
GOES 10 United States NOAA Meteorology 25 April 1997 Atlas I Known as GOES K Retired
GOES 11 United States NOAA Meteorology 3 May 2000 Atlas II-A Known as GOES L Retired
GOES 12 United States NOAA Meteorology 23 July 2001 Atlas II-A Known as GOES M Retired
Intelsat 34 United States Intelsat Television broadcasting, aviation broadcasting 24 C-band, 24 Ku-band 20 August 2015 Ariane 5 ECA Known as Hispasat 55W-2 Active
Intelsat 36 United States Intelsat Television broadcasting, aviation broadcasting 10 C-band, 30 Ku-band 24 August 2016 Ariane 5 ECA Active
Intelsat 701 United States Intelsat Voice, video, and data transmission 26 C-band, 10 Ku-band 22 October 1993 Ariane-44LP Retired
Intelsat 702 United States Intelsat Voice, video, and data transmission 26 C-band, 10 Ku-band 17 June 1994 Ariane-44LP Retired
Intelsat 703 United States Intelsat Voice, video, and data transmission 26 C-band, 10 Ku-band 6 October 1994 Atlas II-AS Known as NSS 703 Retired
Intelsat 704 United States Intelsat Voice, video, and data transmission 26 C-band, 10 Ku-band 10 January 1995 Atlas II-AS Retired
Intelsat 705 United States Intelsat Voice, video, and data transmission 26 C-band, 10 Ku-band 22 May 1995 Atlas II-AS Retired
Intelsat 706 United States Intelsat Voice, video, and data transmission 26 C-band, 14 Ku-band 17 May 1995 Ariane-44LP Retired
Intelsat 707 United States Intelsat Voice, video, and data transmission 26 C-band, 14 Ku-band 14 March 1996 Ariane-44LP Retired
Intelsat 708 United States Intelsat Voice, video, and data transmission 26 C-band, 14 Ku-band 14 February 1996 Long March 3B Launch failure Destroyed
Intelsat 709 United States Intelsat Voice, video, and data transmission 26 C-band, 10 Ku-band 15 June 1996 Ariane-44LP Retired
Intelsat 901 United States Intelsat Voice, video, and data transmission 44 C-band, 12 Ku-band 9 June 2001 Ariane-44L Active
Intelsat 902 United States Intelsat Voice, video, and data transmission 44 C-band, 12 Ku-band 30 August 2001 Ariane-44L Active
Intelsat 903 United States Intelsat Voice, video, and data transmission 44 C-band, 12 Ku-band 30 March 2002 Proton-K Blok-DM3 Retired
Intelsat 904 United States Intelsat Voice, video, and data transmission 44 C-band, 12 Ku-band 23 February 2002 Ariane-44L Active
Intelsat 905 United States Intelsat Voice, video, and data transmission 44 C-band, 12 Ku-band 5 June 2002 Ariane-44L Active
Intelsat 906 United States Intelsat Voice, video, and data transmission 44 C-band, 12 Ku-band 6 September 2002 Ariane-44L Active
Intelsat 907 United States Intelsat Voice, video, and data transmission 44 C-band, 12 Ku-band 15 February 2003 Ariane-44L Retired
JCSat 14 (JCSat 2B) Japan SKY Perfect JSAT Television broadcasting, maritime, aviation, and resource exploration 26 C-band, 18 Ku-band 6 May 2016 Falcon 9 Active
JCSat 15 (JCSat 110A) Japan SKY Perfect JSAT Television broadcasting 21 December 2016 Ariane 5 ECA Active
JCSAT-16 Japan SKY Perfect JSAT Television broadcasting 14 August 2016 Falcon 9 Active
MBSat 1 Japan MBC Television broadcasting 16 S-band, 1 Ku-band, TRW 12 meter reflector 13 March 2004 Atlas IIIA Known as ABS 4 (Mobisat) Active
MTSat 1 Japan Japan Meteorological Agency Meteorology 15 November 1999 H-IIS Launch failure Destroyed
MTSat 1R Japan Japan Meteorological Agency Meteorology 26 February 2005 H-IIA-2022
N-STAR a Japan NTT Docomo Mobile communications 6 C-band, 11 Ka-band, 8 Ku-band, 2 S-band 29 August 1995 Ariane-44P
N-STAR b Japan NTT Docomo Mobile communications 6 C-band, 11 Ka-band, 8 Ku-band, 2 S-band 5 February 1996 Ariane-44P
Nimiq 5 Canada Telesat Television broadcasting 32 Ku-band 17 September 2009 Proton-M Phase 2 Active
Nimiq 6 Canada Telesat Television broadcasting 32 Ku-band 17 May 2012 Proton-M Phase 3 Active
Optus 10 Australia Optus Television broadcasting 34 Ku-band 11 September 2014 Ariane 5 ECA Active
Orion 2 United States Telesat Television broadcasting 38 Ku-band 19 October 1999 Ariane-44LP Known as Telstar 12 Retired
OSAM 1 (Restore-L) United States NASA Satellite servicing 2022 Awaiting launch
PAS 6 United States PanAmSat Television broadcasting 36 Ku-band 8 August 1997 Ariane-44P Retired
PAS 7 United States PanAmSat Television broadcasting 14 C-band, 30 Ku-band 16 September 1998 Ariane-44LP Known as Intelsat 7 Retired
PAS 8 United States PanAmSat Television broadcasting 24 C-band, 24 Ku-band 4 November 1998 Proton-K Blok-DM3 Known as Intelsat 8 Retired
ProtoStar 1 United States Protostar Voice, data, and digital voice communications 36 C-band, 16 Ku-band 7 July 2008 Proton-K Blok-DM3 Known as Intelsat 25 Active
Sirius FM-1 United States Sirius Satellite Radio Radio 1 X-band 30 June 2000 Proton-K Blok-DM3 Known as Radiosat 1 Retired
Sirius FM-2 United States Sirius Satellite Radio Radio 1 X-band 5 September 2000 Proton-K Blok-DM3 Known as Radiosat 2 Retired
Sirius FM-3 United States Sirius Satellite Radio Radio 1 X-band 30 November 2000 Proton-K Blok-DM3 Known as Radiosat 3 Retired
Spainsat 1/XTAR-LANT Spain Hispasat Defense communications 12 X-band, 1 Ka-band 11 March 2006 Ariane 5 ECA Active
Superbird-A Japan SCC Television broadcasting 23 Ku-band, 3 Ka-band, 2 X-band 5 June 1989 Ariane-44L Active
Superbird-A1 Japan SCC Television broadcasting 23 Ku-band, 3 Ka-band, 2 X-band 1 December 1992 Ariane-44P Retired
Superbird-B Japan SCC Television broadcasting 23 Ku-band, 3 Ka-band, 2 X-band 22 February 1990 Ariane-44L Launch failure Destroyed
Superbird-B1 Japan SCC Television broadcasting 23 Ku-band, 3 Ka-band, 2 X-band 26 February 1992 Ariane-44L Retired
Telstar 5 United States Intelsat Americas Television broadcasting 24 C-band, 28 Ku-band 24 May 1997 Proton-K Blok-DM4 Known as Galaxy 25 Active
Telstar 6 United States Intelsat Americas Television broadcasting 24 C-band, 28 Ku-band 15 February 1999 Proton-K Blok-DM3 Known as Galaxy 26 Retired
Telstar 7 United States Intelsat Americas Television broadcasting 24 C-band, 24 Ku-band 25 September 1999 Ariane-44LP Known as Galaxy 27 Retired
Telstar 11N Canada Telesat Television broadcasting 39 Ku-band 26 February 2009 Zenit-3SLB Active
Estrela do Sul 1 Brazil Loral Skynet do Brazil Television broadcasting 41 Ku-band 11 January 2004 Zenit-3SL Known as Telstar 14 Active
Estrela do Sul 2 Brazil Loral Skynet do Brazil Television broadcasting 46 Ku-band 20 May 2011 Proton-M Phase 3 Known as Telstar 14R Active
Telstar 18 USA Loral Skynet Television broadcasting 38 C-band, 16 Ku-band 29 June 2004 Zenit-3SL Known as APStar 5 Retired
Thor 7 Norway Telenor Television broadcasting 11 Ku-band, 11 Ka-band 26 April 2015 Ariane 5 ECA Known as Intelsat 1W Active
WildBlue 1 United States Viasat, Inc. Satellite internet 35 Ka-band 8 December 2006 Ariane 5 ECA Active
XTAR-EUR Spain XTAR Defense communications 12 X-band 12 May 2005 Ariane 5 ECA Active

1300 Expanded SeriesEdit

Satellite Country Operator Type Coverage Launch date (GMT) Rocket Changes Status
ABS-2 China Asia Broadcast Satellite Television broadcasting 78 C-band, 78 Ka-band 6 February 2014 Ariane 5 ECA Known as Koreasat 8 Active
Amazonas 3 Spain Hispasat Communications 19 C-band, 33 Ku-band, 9 Ka-band 7 February 2013 Ariane 5 ECA Active
Amazonas 5 Spain Hispasat Communications 24 Ku-band, 34 Ka-band 11 September 2017 Proton-M Phase 3 Active
Anik G1 Canada Telesat Television broadcasting 24 C-band, 12 Ku-band, 34 Ka-band 15 April 2013 Proton-M Phase 3 Active
AsiaSat 9 China AsiaSat Communications 28 C-band, 32 Ku-band, 32 Ka-band 28 September 2017 Proton-M Phase 4 Active
DirecTV 7S United States DirecTV Television broadcasting 54 transponders 4 May 2004 Zenit-3SL Retired
DirecTV 9S United States DirecTV Television broadcasting 54 transponders 13 October 2006 Ariane 5 ECA Active
DirecTV 14 United States DirecTV Television broadcasting 76 Ka-band 6 December 2014 Ariane 5 ECA Active
EchoStar 9 United States EchoStar Television broadcasting 24 C-band, 2 Ka-band, 32 Ku-band 8 August 2003 Zenit-3SL Known as Galaxy 23 Active
EchoStar 11 United States EchoStar Television broadcasting 32 Ku-band 16 July 2008 Zenit-3SL Active
EchoStar 15 United States EchoStar Television broadcasting 32 Ku-band 10 July 2010 Proton-M Phase 3 Active
EchoStar 16 United States EchoStar Television broadcasting 32 Ku-band 20 November 2012 Proton-M Phase 3 Active
EchoStar 17 United States EchoStar Satellite internet 32 Ku-band 5 July 2012 Ariane 5 ECA Known as Jupiter 1 Active
EchoStar 18 United States EchoStar Television broadcasting 61 Ku-band 18 June 2016 Ariane 5 ECA Active
EchoStar 19 United States EchoStar Satellite internet Bent-pipe multi-spot beam Ka-band 18 December 2016 Atlas V 431 Known as Jupiter 2 Active
TerreStar-1 United States EchoStar Mobile communications S-band 1 July 2009 Ariane 5 ECA Known as EchoStar T1 Active
EchoStar 21 United States EchoStar Mobile communications S-band 8 June 2017 Proton-M Phase 3 Active
EchoStar 23 United States EchoStar Television broadcasting Ku-band 16 March 2017 Falcon 9 Active
EchoStar 24 United States EchoStar Satellite internet UHDS multi-spot beam Ka-band 2021 Awaiting launch
Eutelsat 25B/Es'hail 1 International, Qatar Eutelsat Television broadcasting 32 Ku-band, 14 Ka-band 29 August 2013 Ariane 5 ECA Known as Eutelsat 25B/Es'hail 1 Active
Eutelsat 65 West A International Eutelsat Television broadcasting 10 C-band, 24 Ku-band 9 March 2016 Ariane 5 ECA Active
Hispasat 1E Spain Eutelsat Communications 53 Ku-band, 1 Ka-band 29 December 2010 Ariane 5 ECA Known as Hispasat 30W-5 Active
Hispasat 30W-6 Spain Hispasat Television broadcasting, satellite internet 40 Ku-band, 6 Ka-band 6 March 2018 Falcon 9 Formerly known as Hispasat 1F Active
ICO G1 United States EchoStar Mobile communications S-band 14 April 2008 Atlas V 421 Known as EchoStar G1 Active
Galaxy 28 United States Intelsat Television broadcasting 22 C-band, 36 Ku-band, 24 Ka-band 23 June 2005 Zenit-3SL Known as EchoStar G1 Active
Galaxy 31 United States Intelsat Communications C-band 2022 Falcon 9 Also known as Galaxy 23R Awaiting launch
Galaxy 32 United States Intelsat Communications C-band 2022 Falcon 9 Also known as Galaxy 17R Awaiting launch
Galaxy 35 United States Intelsat Communications C-band 2022 Ariane 5 ECA Also known as Galaxy 3CR Awaiting launch
Galaxy 36 United States Intelsat Communications C-band 2022 Ariane 5 ECA Also known as Galaxy 28R Awaiting launch
Galaxy 37 United States Intelsat Communications C-band 2023 Ariane 6 Also known as Galaxy 13R Awaiting launch
Intelsat 14 United States Intelsat Television broadcasting 40 C-band, 22 Ku-band 23 November 2009 Atlas V 431 Active
Intelsat 17 United States Intelsat Television broadcasting 28 C-band, 46 Ku-band 26 November 2010 Ariane 5 ECA Active
Intelsat 19 United States Intelsat Television broadcasting 24 C-band, 34 Ku-band 1 June 2012 Zenit-3SL Active
Intelsat 20 United States Intelsat Satellite internet 24 C-band, 54 Ku-band 1 Ka-band 2 August 2012 Ariane 5 ECA Active
Intelsat 30 United States Intelsat Television broadcasting 10 C-band, 72 Ku-band 16 October 2014 Ariane 5 ECA Active
Intelsat 31 United States Intelsat Television broadcasting 10 C-band, 72 Ku-band 16 October 2014 Ariane 5 ECA Active
Intelsat 39 United States Intelsat Television broadcasting and satellite internet C-band and Ku-band 6 August 2019 Ariane 5 ECA Active
Intelsat 40e United States Intelsat Satellite internet C-band and 42 Ku-band 2022 Falcon 9 Awaiting launch
iPStar 1 Thailand Thaicom Television broadcasting 87 Ku-band, 10 Ka-band 11 August 2005 Ariane 5 GS Active
NBN-Co 1A Australia NBN Co Satellite internet Ka-band 30 September 2015 Ariane 5 ECA Known as Sky Muster 1 Active
NBN-Co 1B Australia NBN Co Satellite internet Ka-band 5 October 2015 Ariane 5 ECA Known as Sky Muster 2 Active
NSS 12 Netherlands SES S.A. Communications 40 C-band, 48 Ku-band 29 October 2009 Ariane 5 ECA Active
Optus C1 Australia Optus Communications 24 Ku-band, 1 Ka-band 11 June 2003 Ariane 5 G Known as Optus and Defense C1 Active
PSN-6 Indonesia PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara Satellite internet and television broadcasting 26 C-band, 18 Ku-band 22 February 2019 Falcon 9 Known as Nusantara 1 Active
QuetzSat 1 Mexico SES S.A. Television broadcasting 32 Ku-band 29 September 2011 Proton-M Phase 3 Active
SATMEX 6 Mexico Satmex Television broadcasting and satellite internet 36 C-band, 24 Ku-band 27 May 2006 Ariane 5 ECA Known as Eutelsat 113 West A Active
SATMEX 8 Mexico Satmex Television broadcasting and satellite internet 24 C-band, 40 Ku-band 26 March 2013 Proton-M Phase 3 Known as Eutelsat 117 West A Active
SES 4 Netherlands SES S.A. Communications 52 C-band, 72 Ku-band 14 February 2012 Proton-M Phase 3 Active
SES-5 Netherlands SES S.A. Television broadcasting 24 C-band, 36 Ku-band 9 July 2012 Proton-M Phase 3 Known as Astra 4B Active
Sirius FM-5 United States Sirius Satellite Radio Satellite radio 1 X-band 30 June 2009 Proton-M Phase 2 Known as Radiosat 5 Active
Sirius FM6 United States Sirius Satellite Radio Satellite radio 1 X-band 25 October 2013 Proton-M Phase 3 Known as Radiosat 6 Active
Star One C4 Brazil Star One Television broadcasting 48 Ku-band 15 July 2015 Ariane 5 ECA Active
Star One D1 Brazil Star One Television broadcasting 28 C-band, 24 Ku-band, 18 Ka-band 21 December 2016 Ariane 5 ECA Active
Star One D2 Brazil Star One Television broadcasting 28 C-band, 24 Ku-band, 18 Ka-band 2020 Ariane 5 ECA Awaiting launch
SXM 8 United States Sirius XM Satellite radio S-band 2020 Falcon 9 Awaiting launch
Telkom 4 United States Telkom Indonesia Communications 60 C-band 07 August 2018 Falcon 9 Known as Merah Putih Active
Telstar 18V United States Telesat Communications C-band, Ku-band 10 September 2018 Falcon 9 Known as APStar 5C Active
Telstar 19V United States Telesat Communications Ku-band, Ka-band 22 July 2018 Falcon 9 Active
ViaSat-1 United States Viasat, Inc. Communications Ku-band 19 October 2011 Proton-M Phase 3 Active
XM 5 United States XM Satellite Radio Satellite radio Ku-band 14 October 2010 Proton-M Phase 3 Active
Eutelsat 7C International Eutelsat Communications 44 Ku-band 20 June 2019 Ariane 5 ECA Active
Psyche United States NASA Asteroid Orbiter 2022 Falcon Heavy Known as Discovery 14 Awaiting launch

CancelledEdit

Satellite Country Operator Type Coverage Rocket Status
AssureSat 1 United States AssureSat Communications 36 C-band, 36 Ku-band Zenit-3SL Cancelled
AssureSat 2 United States AssureSat Communications 36 C-band, 36 Ku-band Zenit-3SL Cancelled
Fordsat 1 United States Ford Aerospace Communications 54 C-band, Ku-band Space Shuttle Cancelled
Fordsat 2 United States Ford Aerospace Communications 54 C-band, Ku-band Space Shuttle Cancelled
Fordsat 3 United States Ford Aerospace Communications 54 C-band, Ku-band Space Shuttle Cancelled
L-Star 1 Thailand ABCN Communications 32 Ku-band Ariane 4 Cancelled
L-Star 2 Thailand ABCN Communications 32 Ku-band Ariane 4 Cancelled
M2A Indonesia PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara Communications 84 C-band, X-band Delta IV (5,4) Cancelled
Sirius FM4 United States Sirius Satellite Radio Satellite radio X-band Not launched
AMOS 8 United States Spacecom Communications Ku-band, Ka-band Falcon 9 Cancelled
CMBStar-1 United States EchoStar Television broadcasting Proton-M Phase 3 Cancelled
S2M 1 United Arab Emirates MSS Mobile communications Proton-M Phase 3 Cancelled
SATMEX 7 Mexico Satmex Television broadcasting 24 C-band, 24 Ka-band Cancelled
Telstar 9 United States Telesat Television broadcasting 22 C-band, 36 Ku-band, 24 Ka-band Cancelled

FailuresEdit

The SSL 1300 had a series of failures in 2001. Since that time, electrical failures (Intelsat 7, PAS 6, Galaxy 27) and failure of the satellite's solar panels to properly deploy (Estrela do Sul 1, Telstar 14R, Intelsat 19) are recurring issues.

Satellite Operator Detail Failure Date
Echostar 5 Echostar Dual momentum wheel failures.[7] 2001-07 and 2003–12
Echostar 6 Echostar Partial thruster failure. 2001
Telstar 14 / Estrela do Sul 1 Telesat Solar panel deployment failure.[8] 2004-01-11
Telstar 14R / Estrela do Sul 2 Telesat Solar panel deployment failure.[8] 2011-05-20
GOES 9 NOAA Momentum wheel problems. 1998-06-01
PAS 6 PanAmSat Total power loss. 2004-03-17 and 2004-04-01
Intelsat 7 Intelsat Partial power loss. 2001-09-06
Galaxy 26 Intelsat Multiple system failures. Control processor failure. 2001 and 2008-06-28
Galaxy 27 Intelsat Electrical failure. 2004-11-28.
DirecTV 6 DirecTV Solar flare damage. 1997-04
Intelsat 19 Intelsat Solar panel deployment failure.[9][10] 2012-06-01
SXM 7 Sirius XM Unknown failure during in-orbit testing.[11] 2021-01-27

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