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Telstar 5



TELSTAR 5 is an American geosynchronous spacecraft that was launched by a Proton-K rocket from Baykonur cosmodrome at 17:00 UT. The 3,600 kg spacecraft carries 24 C-band and 28 Ku-band transponders to provide voice and video communications after parking at 97-W longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 24812
  • G-25
  • Galaxy 25
  • Telstar5

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1997-05-24
Launch Vehicle: Proton-K
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan
Mass: 3600 kg

Funding Agencies

  • Unknown (United States)
  • International Telecommunications Satellite Corporation (International)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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