Intelsat Americas

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Intelsat Americas, was the re-designation given to the several Telstar satellites serving North America following their sale to Intelsat by Loral Space & Communications in 2003. On February 1, 2007, they were renamed under the "Galaxy" brand.

The following name conversions were applied to the Telstar satellites serving the United States: [1]

  • Telstar 5 → Intelsat Americas 5 → Galaxy 25
  • Telstar 6 → Intelsat Americas 6 → Galaxy 26
  • Telstar 7 → Intelsat Americas 7 → Galaxy 27
  • Telstar 8 → Intelsat Americas 8 → Galaxy 28
  • Telstar 13 → Intelsat Americas 13 → Galaxy 23
  • Intelsat Americas 9, while under construction → was finished and launched as Galaxy 19

The Telstar satellites that do not directly serve the United States retained their original Telstar designation.

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