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Galaxy 16

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2006-023A

Description

Galaxy 16 is an American (PanAmSat Corp.) geostationary communications satellite that was launched by a Zenit 3SL rocket from the floating platform, Odyssey on the equatorial pacific ocean at 154° W longitude at 07:50 UT on 18 June 2006. The 4.6 tonne (with fuel) satellite carries 24 C-band and 24 Ku-band transponders to provide standard TV and HDTV to all parts of North America, after parking over 99° W longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 29236
  • 2006-023A
  • Galaxy16

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2006-06-18
Launch Vehicle: Zenit 3SL
Launch Site: Odyssey (Sea Launch Platform),

Funding Agency

  • Pan American Satellite United States

Discipline

  • Communications

Additional Information

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

 

Personnel

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