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Galaxy 12, 14, 15

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.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: PanAmSat
Contractors: Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC)
Equipment: 20-24 C-band transponders
Configuration: Star-2 Bus
Propulsion: IHI BT-4
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 1760 kg (#12); 2087 kg (#14)
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
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


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