Thursday, May 3, 2007

Intelsat's Galaxy 17 Satellite Successfully Launched

Intelsat's Galaxy 17 Satellite was successfully launched aboard Arianespace's Ariane 5 ECA rocket. The satellite, built by Thales Alenia Space, will initially operate from 74ºW and offer high-power capacity to video programmers, government and corporate broadband customers in North America and in the Caribbean.

Galaxy 17, built by Thales Alenia Space using a Spacebus 3000 B3 platform, is designed to provide television and telephony services for North America. Weighing about 4,100 kg at launch, it is fitted with 24 Ku-band and 24 C-band transponders. Its design life is about 15 years.

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