LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Failure
Thu Dec 01 1994
Arianespace

PAS 3

Launch Failure
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

December 1, 1994 at 5:57 PM EST

(December 1, 1994 at 10:57 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

December 1, 1994 at 5:57 PM EST

(December 1, 1994 at 10:57 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

December 1, 1994 at 5:57 PM EST

(December 1, 1994 at 10:57 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Communications
    • In November 1991, PanAmSat Corporation ordered three Hughes HS-601 model PAS (PanAmSat) satellites from Hughes Space and Communications Company. The satellites provide video services for program distribution and syndication; data services for business applications; and services for video, radio, data and telephone transmission. They were placed over the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans, respectively. In August 1993, PanAmSat ordered a fourth satellite, to be used as a spare. The spare was pressed into service to replace the first PAS-3 spacecraft, which was lost during a launch vehicle failure.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Kourou, French Guiana

    Pad

    Ariane Launch Area 2