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Galaxy 15



Galaxy 15 is an American geostationary communications satellite that was launched by an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou at 22:32 UT on 13 October 2005. The 1,892 kg (with propellant) satellite carries 24 C-band transponders, and a few in L-band to provide direct-to-home video entertainment and information after parking, probably, at 72 degrees-W longitude. It will also relay GPS transmissions to aircraft to facilitate their landing.

Alternate Names

  • 28884
  • Galaxy15

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2005-10-13
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5GS
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 885 kg
Nominal Power: 4700 W

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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