Galaxy 10

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Orbit
Mission: Communications

Geostationary Orbit Space Launch Complex 17B Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Galaxy 10, a Hughes HS-601HP satellite, would have joined PanAmSat's fleet of dual-payload spacecraft serving the United States. It was the first satellite to be carried on the new Boeing Delta-8930 rocket. The launch occurred on 26 August 1998, but the satellite was lost when the Delta-8930 failed.

Delta 8930

Family: Delta
Configuration: 8930

The Delta III rocket was an expendable launch vehicle made by Boeing. The first Delta III launch was on August 26, 1998.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    35.0 m
  • Diameter
    4.0 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    4.0 m
  • Launch Mass
    301 T
  • Thrust
    4889 kN
Family
  • Name
    Delta 8930
  • Family
    Delta
  • Variant
    8930
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Delta 8930
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    8290 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    3810 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Boeing

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Agency Type: Commercial

Boeing as a space agency has recently provided NASA with assistance on sending humans to the ISS from American with both their construction of the CST-100 Starliner crew capsule and their work on the SLS Avionics to return to the moon and beyond. Their ventures in GPS satellite systems and Tracking and Data Relay Satellites provide information about earth-orbiting craft to stations on the ground. They also enable research on the ISS and will be helping with the construction of the Lunar Gateway.

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