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Galaxy 5



Galaxy 5 was a US commercial communications satellite launched from Cape Canaveral by an Atlas rocket.

The spacecraft was used for general communications services, such as television relay, voice and data. It was dedicated to cable television transmission across the United States. The fleet's ground control station is in Long Beach, CA, with telemetry and command terminals in Brooklyn, NY, and Fillmore, CA.

Galaxy 5 carried a McDonnell Douglas payload assist module that performed the conventional third-stage rocket function of insertion into an elliptical transfer orbit. The apogee motor, which placed the satellite in near-synchronous orbit above the equator, was a Thiokol Star 30 solid propellant rocket motor.

Alternate Names

  • 21906
  • Galaxy5

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1992-03-14
Launch Vehicle: Atlas
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 1412 kg

Funding Agency

  • Pan American Satellite (United States)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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