Microspace Looks Forward To Better Customer Service With the Launch of Galaxy IIIC

Microspace Looks Forward To Better Customer Service With the Launch of Galaxy IIIC

With PanAmSat’s launch of the Galaxy IIIC satellite on June 15, 2002, Microspace took another step forward in providing quality service to its customers. Microspace will be moving its affected customers to this newer, better satellite from the ailing Galaxy IIIR.

Galaxy IIIC Liftoff
The successful lift-off of Galaxy IIIC took place in mid-June.
Galaxy IIIC Liftoff
PanAmSat sent its GalaxyIIIC satellite into space after several delays.

The 10,692-lb. spacecraft launched at 6:39pm EDT from the Sea Launch Odyssey platform, located on the equator in the Pacific Ocean. Approximately one hour later, PanAmSat achieved acquisition of the satellite.

The satellite is a Boeing built model 702, one of the largest satellites in orbit. Galaxy IIIC will serve customers in the United States and Latin America with its CONUS payload of 24-C band and 52 Ku-band transponders.

The deployment completes PanAmSat’s 30-month, $2.0 billion modernization program that placed an additional seven satellites into space. Galaxy IIIC will eventually operate at 95 degrees west longitude. The migration between Galaxy IIIR and Galaxy IIIC will take place shortly.

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