Galaxy 19

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Galaxy 19
Operator Intelsat
COSPAR ID 2008-045A
SATCAT № 33376
Mission duration 15 years
Spacecraft properties
Bus LS-1300
Manufacturer Space Systems/Loral
Start of mission
Launch date September 24, 2008, 09:27:59 (2008-09-24UTC09:27:59Z) UTC[1][2]
Rocket Zenit-3SL
Launch site Odyssey
Contractor Sea Launch
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary
Longitude 97° west
Perigee 35,781 kilometers (22,233 mi)[3]
Apogee 35,804 kilometers (22,248 mi)[3]
Inclination 0.01 degrees[3]
Period 1436.11 minutes[3]
Epoch August 22, 2014, 08:11:51 UTC[3]
Transponders
Band 24 C band
Frequency Horizontal: 3700.5 MHz
Vertical: 4199.5 MHz
Bandwidth 36 megahertz
Coverage area United States
Canada
Mexico
Caribbean

Galaxy 19 is a communications satellite owned by Intelsat located at 97° West longitude, serving the North American market. Galaxy 19 replaced Galaxy 25 which is nearing the end of its design life and has been moved to 93.1°W longitude. It was built by Space Systems/Loral, as part of its FS-1300 line. Galaxy 19 was formerly known as Intelsat Americas 9 and was successfully launched September 24, 2008.[2] It provides services in the C-band and Ku band.

The clients for Galaxy 19 include the previous clients for Galaxy 25. Expanded services include higher-powered C-band and Ku band transponders as well as new, high-power Ka band service.

Galaxy 19 was launched using Sea Launch.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Two Rockets Launched". Yahoo! News. September 24, 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "GALAXY 19 Satellite details 2008-045A NORAD 33376". N2YO. August 22, 2014. Retrieved August 23, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Galaxy 19 launch date information". IntelSat. 

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