PanAmSat-1R, Amsat-P3D, STRV 1C & 1D

Launch Time
Thu Nov 16, 2000 01:07 UTC

Flight V135.


Ariane 5 G
Image Credit: Arianespace
Status: Retired
Liftoff Thrust: 11,400 kN
Payload to GTO: 6,900 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 2
Rocket Height: 52.0 m

Mission Details


PanAmSat-1R, also known as PAS 1R, was ordered in August 1997. The satellite carries 72 active transponders: 36 in C-band and 36 in Ku-band. That is three times the capacity of PAS 1, the spacecraft it replaced. PAS-1R was designed for an end-of-life power of more than 14 kW. The satellite provides coverage to four continents from its slot over the Atlantic Ocean. PAS-1R was launched in 2000 on board an Ariane-5G rocket.

Intelsat changed the name of the PAS satellites to Intelsat effective to 1. February 2007.

PAS 1R suffers from a generic failure of the early BSS-702 model: the fogging of the concentrator mirrors on the solar arrays leads to reduced available power.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 4,793.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


AMSAT-OSCAR-40, also known as AO-40 or simply OSCAR 40, was the on-orbit designation of an amateur radio satellite of the OSCAR series. Prior to launch, the spacecraft was known as Phase 3D or "P3D". AO-40 was built by AMSAT.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 629.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit

STRV 1C & 1D

Space Technology Research Vehicle or STRV was a series of British microsatellites which operated in elliptical orbits around the Earth. The satellites were built by the Defence Research Agency at Farnborough, for the UK Ministry of Defence.

Payloads: 2
Total Mass: 200.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


ELA-3, Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana, France



74th orbital launch attempt


123rd mission
10th mission of 2000
118th successful mission
62nd consecutive successful mission

Ariane 5

7th mission
3rd mission of 2000
5th successful mission
5th consecutive successful mission