Satellite Galaxy-15 of PanAmSat (Intelsat, Ltd.)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Galaxy-15
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner PanAmSat (Intelsat, Ltd.)
Users Commercial
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) -132.97
Perigee (km) 35776
Apogee (km) 35795
Eccentricity 0.000225356121976966
Inclination (degrees) 0.06
Period (minutes) 1436.07
Launch Mass (kg.) 2033
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts) 4700
Date of Launch 13-10-2005
Expected Lifetime 15 yrs.
Contractor Orbital Sciences Corp.
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Ariane 5
COSPAR Number 2005-041A
NORAD Number 28884
Comments North America, Alaska, Hawaii, Caribbean; 24 C-band transponders, 2 L-band transponders for transmission of navigational data; anomaly in 4/10 left Intelsat out of communication with the satellite.


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