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Intelsat 23

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2012-057A

Description

Orbital Sciences Corporation announced in December 2009 that it has been selected by Intelsat to design, build and deliver the Intelsat 23 (IS-23) commercial communications satellite. The satellite will be based on Orbital’s flight-proven Star-2 platform. The IS-23 satellite will generate 4.8 kilowatts of payload power and carry 15 active Ku-band and 24 active C-band transponders. The IS-23 satellite will be located in orbit at 53 degrees West longitude following its launch in late 2011. The spacecraft will provide communications services for the Americas, Europe and Africa. The IS-23 satellite is expected to have a useful life of at least 15 years.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2012-10-14
    Launch Vehicle: Proton-M
    Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan
    Mass: 2730 kg

    Funding Agency

    • Orbital Sciences Corp United States

    Discipline

    • Communications

    Additional Information

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

     

    Personnel

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