|Mission duration||20 years (planned)|
1 year, 5 months, 9 days (elapsed)
|Launch mass||3,298 kg (7,271 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||15 August 2020, 22:04:00 UTC|
|Rocket||Ariane 5 ECA (VA253)|
|Launch site||Centre Spatial Guyanais, ELA-3|
|Reference system||Geocentric orbit|
|Coverage area||North America|
Galaxy 30 is a communications satellite owned by Intelsat located at 125° West longitude, serving the North America market. It was built by Orbital ATK, as part of its GEOStar-2 line. Galaxy 30 was formerly known as Galaxy 14R. This satellite provides services in the C-band, Ku-band, and Ka-band.
Galaxy 30 was contracted in January 2018 by Intelsat to Orbital ATK.
Galaxy 30 is an American (Bermuda registered) geostationary satellite that was launched by a Ariane 5 ECA launch vehicle from Centre Spatial Guyanais, Kourou, French Guiana at 22:04:00 UTC on 15 August 2020. The 3,298 kg (7,271 lb), 16 kW satellite carries C-band, Ku-band, and Ka-band transponders to provide data transmissions to North America, after parking over 125° West longitude. Galaxy 30 carries a C-band transponder payload for traditional broadcast applications, such as ultra-high definition television distribution, and also Ku-band and Ka-band payloads to support broadband applications. Also hosts the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS-GEO 7) payload.