Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Intelsat's Galaxy 15 Satellite Reports Anomaly

Intelsat's Galaxy 15 satellite (G-15), which provides transmission capacity for cable programmers in North America, experienced an anomaly on 5 April 2010 at 09:48 UTC.

Intelsat said there have been no immediate service interruption to customers, and based on current technical information, no service interruption is expected for the media customers on this satellite. All media traffic on this satellite is planned to be transitioned to Intelsat's Galaxy 12 satellite, which is the designated in-orbit spare for the North American region.

Launched in 2005, G-15 is an Orbital Star satellite. A technical investigation with respect to the anomaly is underway. Galaxy 15 has 24 C-band transponders and was designed to be operational through 2022.


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