Intelsat awarded in January 2018 a contract to build the Galaxy 30 Ku- and Ka-band communications satellite ti Orbital ATK. This satellite will be based on the flight-proven GEOStar-2 platform.
Galaxy 3ß will carry a C-band payload for traditional broadcast applications, such as ultra-high definition distribution, and also Ku- and Ka-band payloads to support broadband applications. The GEOStar-2 design has the capabilities that will allow us to advance our network architecture while still providing incomparable economics for our customers.”
Galaxy 30 will be designed, built and tested at Orbital ATK’s state-of-the-art satellite manufacturing facility in Dulles, Virginia, and will primarily serve video markets in North America. The satellite is scheduled to launch in early 2020.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Equipment:||C-, Ku- and Ka-band payloads|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Galaxy 30||-||2020||Ko ELA-3||Ariane-5ECA||with MEV 2, ?|