|Mission duration||15 years (planned)
12 years (expected)
|Launch mass||3,000 kilograms (6,600 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||22 April 2011, 21:37UTC|
|Rocket||Ariane 5ECA VA201 (558)|
|Launch site||Kourou ELA-3|
|Perigee||35,787 kilometres (22,237 mi)|
|Apogee||35,796 kilometres (22,243 mi)|
|Epoch||28 October 2013, 23:15:47 UTC|
Intelsat 28, formerly New Dawn, is a communications satellite operated by Intelsat. It is positioned in geosynchronous orbit at 33 degrees east and serving TV and broadband communications to Africa.
Intelsat 28 was built by Orbital Sciences Corporation, and is is based around the STAR-2 satellite platform. Following its launch in 2011, on of its antennae failed to deploy, prevented use of part of the C-band payload and limiting the spacecraft's operational lifespan.
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- McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
- "INTELSAT NEW DAWN Satellite details 2011-016A NORAD 37392". N2YO. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
- "Intelsat 28 - Fact Sheet". Orbital Sciences Corporation. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
- Intelsat New Dawn Website http://www.intelsat.com/network/satellite/Intelsat-New-Dawn/
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