Superbird info

Philip Chien (
Sat, 14 Mar 1998 03:01:55 -0400

Here's a PDF description of Superbird, fairly general though and very
little detailed information.

Here's a more detailed description of the satellite bus, which is also used
for many other customers.  The basic bus remains the same but the specifics
(number of transponders and power, number of solar panels, size and
footprints of the broadcast antenna, etc.) is customized for each
customer's requirements.  Obviously in the case of Superbird that means a
regional beam which follows the Japanese islands, spot beams towards other
important areas of interest, a semi-hemispheric beam for international
communications, etc.

Philip Chien, KC4YER
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