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Galaxy 17



Galaxy 17 is an American geostationary communications satellite that was launched by an Ariane 5ECA rocket from Kourou at 22:29 UT on 04 May 2007. The 4.1 tonne (with fuel), 9.5 kW craft carries 24 C-band and 24 Ku-band transponders to provide telephone and television services to South and North America and Europe, after parking over 74° W longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 31307
  • Galaxy17

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2007-05-04
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
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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