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12.07.2002
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
PanAmSat boosts U.S. and Latin American coverage



PanAmSat's Galaxy III3

PanAmSat has successfully completed the final customer transition to its Galaxy IIIC satellite, making the spacecraft the 22nd in its global fleet. Operating at 95 degrees West longitude, Galaxy IIIC will support major global video and telecommunications companies for its operations across North America, South America and the Caribbean.

The Galaxy IIIC is a Boeing 702-model satellite containing 24 C-band and 52 Ku-band transponders. Galaxy IIIC takes over for Galaxy IIIR and Galaxy VIIIi, which will continue to provide partial services at 95 degrees West longitude.

With the largest Ku-band payload of all PanAmSat's fleet, Galaxy IIIC has attracted customers that include Arch Wireless, DirecTV Latin America, Chevron, China Central TV, Hughes Network Systems, MicroSpace, Radianz, The SpaceConnection, Verestar and ViaSat. Additionally, Galaxy IIIC joins four other PanAmSat satellites Galaxy XI, Galaxy XR, Galaxy V and Galaxy IX, as part of the "Power of Five" antenna program which provides cable operators with simultaneous access to five Galaxy neighborhood satellites, ensuring continuous delivery to cable head-ends.

For more information visit www.panamsat.com.

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