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Galaxy 17

Galaxy 17 [Alcatel]

Galaxy 17 is the first European-built satellite in PanAmSat's fleet. PanAmSat is one of the world's largest suppliers of satellite communication services, covering the United States, Latin America, Africa, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

Based on Alcatel's Spacebus-3000B3 platform, Galaxy 17 is fitted with 24 Ku-band and 24 C-band transponders to provide television and telephone transmission services for North America. It weighs about 4100 kg at launch, and offer beginning-of-life power of approximately 9.5 kW, plus a design life of 15 years.

As part of today's contract, Alcatel Space is in charge of satellite construction and delivery of a satellite simulator. In addition, it is responsible for the launch campaign, satellite positioning and in-orbit tests.

Galaxy 17's C-band payload will be replaced in 2022 by Galaxy 32 under the C-band transition program.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Intelsat (formerly PanAmSat)
Contractors: Alcatel Alenia Space (formerly Alcatel Space)
Equipment: 24 Ku-band and 24 C-band transponders
Configuration: Spacebus-3000B3
Propulsion: S400
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 4100 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Galaxy 17 2007-016B 04.05.2007 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5ECA with Astra 1L


  • Alcatel Website
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