NASA Logo, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA Space Science Data Coordinated Archive Header

Intelsat 15



Intelsat 15 (IS 15), a commercial communications satellite, was launched on a Zenit-3SLB rocket with a Block DM-SLB upper stage from Baikonur on 30 November 2009 at 21:00 UT. The satellite is intended for a geosynchronous orbit at 85° E longitude. The satellite will provide data and video services for customers in Russia, the Middle East and in the vicinity of the Indian Ocean. IS 15 carries 22 Ku-band transponders and has an anticipated lifetime of 17 years.

Alternate Names

  • 36106
  • Intelsat15
  • IS 15

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2009-11-30
Launch Vehicle: Zenit 3SLB
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • International Telecommunications Satellite Corporation (International)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

[] NASA Logo -