Intelsat 28

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Intelsat 28
Mission type Communications
Operator Intelsat
COSPAR ID 2011-016A
SATCAT № 37392
Mission duration 15 years (planned)
12 years (expected)[1]
Spacecraft properties
Bus Star-2.4
Manufacturer Orbital Sciences
Launch mass 3,000 kilograms (6,600 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 22 April 2011, 21:37 (2011-04-22UTC21:37Z) UTC[2]
Rocket Ariane 5ECA VA201 (558)
Launch site Kourou ELA-3
Contractor Arianespace
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary
Longitude 33 east
Perigee 35,787 kilometres (22,237 mi)
Apogee 35,796 kilometres (22,243 mi)
Inclination 0.00 degrees
Period 23.93 hours
Epoch 28 October 2013, 23:15:47 UTC[3]

Intelsat 28, formerly New Dawn,[4] is a communications satellite operated by Intelsat, and positioned in geosynchronous orbit at 33 degrees east, serving TV and broadband communications to Africa.

Intelsat 28 was built by Orbital Sciences Corporation, and is based around the STAR-2 satellite platform. Following its launch in 2011, one of its antennae failed to deploy, prevented use of part of the C-band payload, limiting the spacecraft's operational lifespan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "New Dawn → Intelsat 28". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  2. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "INTELSAT NEW DAWN Satellite details 2011-016A NORAD 37392". N2YO. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Intelsat 28 - Fact Sheet". Orbital Sciences Corporation. Retrieved 29 October 2013.