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Horizons 2



Horizons 2 is a geostationary communications satellite that was launched by an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou at 21:42 UT on 21 December 2007. The 2.3 tonne (with fuel) craft is jointly owned and operated by INTELSAT and the Japanese JSAT Corporation, and carries 20 Ku-band transponders to provide HDTV and broadband internet services to the US, Canada, and Japan after parking over 74° W longitude. It is to replace the 17-year-old SBS 6.

Alternate Names

  • 32388
  • Horizons2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2007-12-21
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5GS
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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