Table 5-2 PROJECTED REPLACEMENT SATELLITES The following tabulation identifies, by orbital location, those ITU Region 2 domestic communications satellites currently in operation. It provides the name, year of launch, and announced projected end of life. Replacement satellites of record are identified by name, projected launch date, project mission life (EOL), and whether a Hughes or GE second generation spacecraft. The requirements (RQ) listing projects the year the subsequent replacement will be required. W.Long 1st Generation Launch EOL Replacement Launch EOL GE HAC RQ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 96 TELSTAR 301 1983 TELSTAR 401 1993 12 X* 2005 85 TELSTAR 302 1984 TELSTAR 402 1994 12 X* 2006 123 TELSTAR 303 1985 1995 120 SPACENET I 1984 1995 12 2007 69 SPACENET II 1984 1995 87 SPACENET III 1986 1999 101 SPACENET IV 1991 2001 103 GSTAR I 1985 1995 105 GSTAR II 1986 GSTAR II-R 1995 93 GSTAR III 1986 125 GSTAR IV 1990 133 GALAXY I 1983 GALAXY IR 1992 (Launch Failure replace in 1995) 74 GALAXY II 1983 GALAXY VI-H 1993 9 X 2002 93.5 GALAXY III 1984 GALAXY III-H 1994 12 X* 2006 101 GALAXY IV 1990 12 X 2002 125 GALAXY V-W 1992 12 X* 2004 99 GALAXY VI 1990 GALAXY IV-H 1993 12 X* 2005 91 (SBS-4) 1984 GALAXY VII H 1992 12 X* 2002 131 SATCOM F1R 1983 SATCOM C-1 1990 12 X 2002 72 SATCOM 2FR 1983 135 SATCOM 3FR 1984 SATCOM C-3 1992 12 X 2004 82 SATCOM F4R 1984 SATCOM C-4 1993 12 X 2005 85 SATCOM K-1 1985 1995 12 2007 81 SATCOM K-2 1986 1996 12 2008 139 AURORA I 1983 SATCOM C-5 1991 12 X 2006 97 SBS 2 1981 NONE PLANNED 95 SBS 3 1982 NONE PLANNED 91 SBS 4 1984 GALAXY 123 SBS 5 1988 GALAXY 99 SBS 6 1990 GALAXY 110 ANIK C1 1985 110 ANIK C2 1983 114.9 ANIK C3 1982 107.5 ANIK D1 1982 ANIK E2 1991 10 X* 2001 111 ANIK D2 1984 ANIK E1 1991 10 X* 2001 101 AMSC-1 1994 12 X* 2006 101 HC5-2 1994 12 X* 2006 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- * Second Generation Spacecraft Bus 01/01/93 Return to the text Back to the CAASD Home Page