Galaxy 12 [OSC]
In early 2001, Orbital was selected to supply one C-band GEO satellite designated Galaxy 12 to be located at 72° W longitude. In late 2001 PanAmSat exercised an option for two additional C-band spacecraft designated Galaxy 14 and Galaxy 15. Design and development of the Galaxy satellites are under way at our Dulles, Virginia, campus. The satellites will distribute entertainment and information to cable television systems, TV broadcast affiliates, direct-to-home TV operators, Internet service providers, telecommunications companies and corporations.
The contract for Galaxy 15 was modified in late 2003 to include L-band transponders.
Galaxy will replaced by Galaxy 34 under the C-band transition program.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Contractors:||Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC)|
|Equipment:||20-24 C-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Mass:||1760 kg (#12); 2087 kg (#14)|
|Galaxy 12||2003-013B||09.04.2003||Ko ELA-3||Ariane-5G||with Insat 3A|
|Galaxy 14 (ex Galaxy 5R)||2005-030A||13.08.2005||Ba LC-31/6||Soyuz-FG Fregat|
|Galaxy 15 (ex Galaxy 1RR)||-||modified||Ko ELA-3||Ariane-5||→ Galaxy 15|