Delta 3 Explosion Rocks PanAmSat's Schedule
CAPE CANAVERAL The Delta 3 failure came at the start of a planned satellite launch surge by PanAmSat Corp. during which nine spacecraft were to be placed in orbit in the next 18 months to bolster the company’s global communications network. Frederick A. Landman, president and chief executive officer of PanAmSat, said Galaxy 10, with 24 C-band and 24 Ku-band transponders, was intended to provide U.S. communications services when in orbit at 123 deg. W. Long.
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