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Galaxy 12



Galaxy 12 is an American (PanAmSat Corp.) geostationary communications spacecraft that was launched by an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou on 9 April 2003. The 1.8 tonne satellite carries 24 -band transponders to provide voice, video and data transmissions to North and South Americas, after parking over 72 deg-W longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 27715
  • Galaxy12

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2003-04-09
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (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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