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Intelsat 15 (JCSat 85)

Intelsat 15 [OSC]

Orbital Sciences Corporation announced in May 2007 that it has been selected by Intelsat, LLC to design, build and deliver the Intelsat 15 (IS-15) commercial communications satellite. This satellite will be based on Orbital's flight-proven Star-2.4 platform.

The satellite will generate 4.6 kilowatts of payload power and carry 22 active Ku-band transponders. The Intelsat 15 satellite will be located in orbit at 85 degrees East longitude following its launch in early 2009 to replace IS-709.

5 transponders are owned by JSAT and are marketd as JCSat 85.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: PanAmSat → Intelsat
Contractors: Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC)
Equipment: 22 active Ku-band transponders
Configuration: Star-2.4 Bus
Propulsion: IHI BT-4
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 2484 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Intelsat 15 2009-067A 30.11.2009 Ba LC-45/1 Zenit-3SLB

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