Intelsat 22

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Intelsat 22
Mission type Communications
Operator Intelsat
COSPAR ID 2012-011A
SATCAT no. 38098
Mission duration 18 years
Spacecraft properties
Bus BSS-702MP
Manufacturer Boeing
Launch mass 6,199 kilograms (13,666 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 23 March 2012, 12:10:32 (2012-03-23UTC12:10:32Z) UTC
Rocket Proton-M/Briz-M
Launch site Baikonur 200/39
Contractor International Launch Services
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary
Longitude 72° east
Perigee 35,779 kilometres (22,232 mi)
Apogee 35,805 kilometres (22,248 mi)
Inclination 0.02 degrees
Period 23.93 hours
Epoch 28 October 2013, 21:25:04 UTC[1]
Band 24 C-band
18 Ku-band
18 UHF

Intelsat 22, with the International Designator of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR ID) 2012-011A is a satellite constructed by Boeing Space Systems for the Intelsat Corp.[2][3] The satellite was planned to be located at 72 degrees East Longitude over the Indian Ocean.

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) signed a $167 Million contract with Intelsat for the UHF payload on the Intelsat 22 satellite for 15 years of service.[4]

Communications payloads[edit]

Intelsat 22 had three distinct communications payloads. A 48 channel C-band payload with 36 MHz channels, a 24 channel Ku band payload with 36 MHz channels, and an 18 channel UHF payload with 25 kHz channels.

C-band payload[edit]

The Intelsat 22 C-band payload consists of 48 operational 36 MHz channels. Two antennas provide service to the Africa and Asia regions. There is some cross connect capability between the two regions.

Is-22 Ku-band payload[edit]

The Intelsat 22 Ku-band payload consists of 24 operational 36 MHz channels with coverage for the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.

Intelsat 22 UHF payload[edit]

The UHF payload consists of 18 operational 25 kHz channels which were added to the Intelsat 22 satellite as a result of the contract with ADF.


Intelsat 22 launched on 25 March 2012 at 12:10 GMT.[3]


  1. ^ "INTELSAT 22 Satellite details 2012-011A NORAD 38098". N2YO. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
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  3. ^ a b "Intelsat 22". National Space Science Data Center. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
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