Galaxy 28

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Galaxy 28
Mission typeCommunications
COSPAR ID2005-022A
SATCAT no.28702
Mission duration15 years
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerSpace Systems/Loral
Launch mass5,493 kilograms (12,110 lb)
Start of mission
Launch dateJune 23, 2005, 15:03 (2005-06-23UTC15:03Z) UTC
RocketZenit 3SL
Launch siteSea Launch
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Slot89° W
Semi-major axis42,164.0 kilometers (26,199.5 mi)
Perigee35,791.9 kilometres (22,240.1 mi)
Apogee35,793.5 kilometres (22,241.0 mi)
Period1,436.1 minutes
EpochMay 29, 2018
Band38 C band
36 Ku band
24 Ka band

Galaxy 28 is a communications satellite owned by Intelsat located at 89° W longitude, serving the North American market. It was built by Space Systems/Loral, as part of its FS-1300 line. Galaxy 28 was formerly known as Intelsat Americas 8 and Telstar 8. This satellite provides services in the C band, Ku band, and Ka band.[1]

Current clients for Galaxy 28 include HughesNet, Hearst Corporation, Mobile Universe , ABC, and CBS.[2]


  1. ^ Gunter's Space Page - information on Galaxy 28
  2. ^ list of channels carried on Galaxy 28

Coordinates: 0°N 89°W / 0°N 89°W / 0; -89

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