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Intelsat 22



Intelsat 22, a communications satellite, was launched from Baikonur on 25 March 2012 at 12:10 UT by a Proton-M rocket. The satellite weighed 6249 kg. Intelsat 22 is equipped with a communications payload consisting of 48 C-band and 24 Ku-band transponders. It will provide a full range of communications services across Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. Intelsat 22 will replace Intelsat 709 and will be positioned at 72 degrees east over the Indian Ocean. It also carries an Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) hosted payload that will be used by the Australian Defence Force. The UHF payload on Intelsat 22 will replace capability lost on the Leasat 5 satellite when it is retired in 2013. Intelsat 22 has an anticipated service life of up to 18 years.

Alternate Names

  • 38098
  • Intelsat22

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2012-03-25
Launch Vehicle: Proton-M
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan
Mass: 6249 kg

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

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