Galaxy 27

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Galaxy 27
Operator Intelsat
Spacecraft Design Space Systems/Loral
Orbital location 45.1° E
Launch Date 1999.9.25.
Vehicle FS-1300
Design Life 12 years
C-band payload 24 x 36 MHz
Amp type SSPA, 20 watts
Amp Redundancy 16 for 12
Receiver redundancy 4 for 2
Coverage 50 State, Canada, Mexico
Beacon 3700.5 MHz (H)
Beacon 4199.5 MHz (V)

Galaxy 27 is a communications satellite owned by Intelsat. It was at first located at 129° W longitude, serving most of the North American market.[1][2] It was built by Space Systems/Loral, as part of its FS-1300 line. Galaxy 27 was formerly known as Intelsat Americas 7 and Telstar 7.

Current clients for Galaxy 27 include StarBand and Talkstar Radio Network.[3]

This satellite experienced a power failure of several days in 2004 and returned to service with reduced capacity.[4]

In May 2011, Galaxy 27 was redeployed to 45.1° E longitude in order to expand Intelsat's services in Middle East and West Asia.

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