Sunday, November 29, 2009

Intelsat 15 Successfully Launched

The Intelsat 15 satellite was successfully launched by a Zenit-3SLB rocket from the Land Launch facilities at the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan. The satellite, built by Orbital Sciences Corporation, will provide video and data services through its high power Ku-band payload. Once IS-15 is operational, it will replace Intelsat's 709 satellite at 85ยบ E, and is expected to have a useful life of at least 17 years.

Of the IS-15's 22 Ku-band transponders, five are owned by SKY Perfect JSAT Corp.