Panamsat-3R & Measat-1

Launch Time
Fri Jan 12, 1996 23:10 UTC

Flight V82.


Ariane 44L
Image Credit: Arianespace
Status: Retired
Liftoff Thrust: 6,000 kN
Payload to GTO: 4,720 kg
Stages: 3
Strap-ons: 4
Rocket Height: 58.72 m

Mission Details


Intelsat 3R (formerly PAS-3R) is a communications satellite owned by Intelsat located at 43° W longitude, serving the Americas market.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 2,920.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


MEASAT 1 had five high-power transponders in the Ku band for the direct-to-user service, powered by 112-watt traveling-wave tube amplifiers. The regional service to Malaysia was provided on 12 transponders in the C band, using 12-watt solid-state amplifiers. MEASAT-2 had 11 active transponders in the Ku band. Eight of these use 95-watt traveling-wave amplifiers, and three have 62 watts. MEASAT-2 also had six active transponders in the C band, powered by 12-watt solid-state amplifiers.

In the latter part of 2009, MEASAT-1 was still functioning reliably beyond its planned 12-year life. With help from Boeing Satellite Systems, MEASAT drift relocated MEASAT-1 from its 91.5°E orbital location, across the Indian Ocean to provide service to the African continent from 46°E. In January 2010, MEASAT renamed MEASAT-1 as "AFRICASAT-1". The satellite was de-orbited and sent to a 'graveyard' orbit in April 2013 once it reached its end-of-life.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 1,449.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


ELA-2, Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana, France



2nd orbital launch attempt


73rd mission
1st mission of 1996
68th successful mission
12th consecutive successful mission

Ariane 4

54th mission
1st mission of 1996
51st successful mission
12th consecutive successful mission