Intelsat 15

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Intelsat 15
Mission type Communications
Operator Intelsat
COSPAR ID 2009-067A
SATCAT № 36106
Mission duration 15 years
Spacecraft properties
Bus Star-2.4
Manufacturer Orbital Sciences
Launch mass 2,484 kilograms (5,476 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 30 November 2009, 21:00:00 (2009-11-30UTC21Z) UTC
Rocket Zenit-3SLB
Launch site Baikonur 45/1
Contractor Land Launch
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary
Longitude 85° east
Band 22 Ku-band
Coverage area Russia, Near East, Indian Ocean

Intelsat 15 is a communications satellite owned by Intelsat. Intelsat 15 was built by Orbital Sciences Corporation, on a Star-2 Bus. Intelsat plans to locate Intelsat 15 at 85° E longitude. It was lifted from Baikonur Cosmodrome to a geosynchronous transfer orbit on 30 November 2009 by a Zenit-3SLB launch vehicle.[1]


  1. ^ "Zenit rocket launches with communications satellite". Spaceflight Now. November 30, 2009.