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|Mission duration||15 years|
|Manufacturer||Space Systems Loral|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||4 November 1998, 05:12:00UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur 200/39|
|Band||24 IEEE C-band
24 IEEE Ku-band
On 13 August 2012 it was replaced with Intelsat 19. During September, it was co-located to the same position as Intelsat 5 at 169º East from 166º East to continue its service life as Intelsat 5's replacement later in the year.
On October 19, 2012 around 2300 UTC, took over broadcasting Intelsat 5's television channels which includes Australia Network and regular feeds of Entertainment Tonight and The Wall Street Journal Report available via a two meter dish at 4.1 GHz horizontal 26.48 MBd QPSK 3/4.
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