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Galaxy 18



Galaxy 18 is an American geostationary communications craft that was launched by a Zenit 3SL rocket from the Odyssey platform floating on the equatorial Pacific at 09:43 UT on 21 May 2008. The 4.8 tonne (with fuel) craft will provide advanced cable television and data throughout North America through its 24 ku-band and 24 C-band transponders, after parking over 123° W longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 32951
  • Galaxy18

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2008-05-21
Launch Vehicle: Zenit 3SL
Launch Site: Odyssey (Sea Launch Platform),

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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