Galaxy 27


Galaxy 27
Operator Intelsat
Spacecraft design Space Systems/Loral
Orbital location 66° E
Launch date September 25, 1999
Vehicle FS-1300
Design life 12 years
C-band payload 24 x 36 MHz
Amp type SSPA, 20 watts
Amp redundancy 16 for 12
Receiver redundancy 4 for 2
Coverage Indian Ocean periphery
Beacon 3700.5 MHz (H)
Beacon 4199.5 MHz (V)

Galaxy 27 is a communications satellite owned by Intelsat. It was at first located at 129° W longitude, serving most of the North American market.[1][2] It was built by Space Systems/Loral, as part of its FS-1300 line. Galaxy 27 was formerly known as Intelsat Americas 7 and Telstar 7.

This satellite experienced a power failure of several days in 2004 and returned to service with reduced capacity.[3]

In May 2011, Galaxy 27 was redeployed to 45.1° E longitude in order to expand Intelsat's services in the Middle East and West Asia.[citation needed] In October 2013, Intelsat moved the satellite to an inclined orbit at 66° E.[4] At its inclined orbit of 2.4° at 66° E, Galaxy 27 is in a collocated orbit with Intelsat 17.

See also


  1. ^ Galaxy-27 Ku-band Beam footprint(s) at SatBeams
  2. ^ Galaxy-27 C-band Beam footprint(s) at SatBeams
  3. ^ Gunter's Space Page - information on Galaxy 27
  4. ^ "intelsat 17 66 East Satellite & Digital TV Support forums". October 2, 2013.