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Intelsat 18

Intelsat 18 [OSC]

Orbital Sciences Corporation announced in August 2008 that it has been selected by Intelsat, Ltd. to design, build and deliver the Intelsat-18 (IS-18) commercial communications satellite.

The satellite will be based on Orbital's flight-proven Star-2 platform and will generate approximately 4.9 kilowatts of payload power. The IS-18 satellite will carry 24 C-band transponders to cover the Northern and Southern Hemispheres and 12 Ku-band transponders to provide services to the United States, French Polynesia, Australia, New Caledonia and other Pacific Islands. Following its launch and deployment, the spacecraft will be located in geosynchronous orbit (GEO) at 180 degrees East longitude. The IS-18 satellite will replace Intelsat's IS-701 spacecraft.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Intelsat
Contractors: Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC)
Equipment: 24 C-band transponders, 12 Ku-band transponders
Configuration: Star-2.4 Bus
Propulsion: IHI BT-4
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 3200 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Intelsat 18 2011-056A 05.10.2011 Ba LC-45/1 Zenit-3SLB

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