Galaxy 30

Summary

Galaxy 30
NamesGalaxy 14R
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorIntelsat
COSPAR ID2020-056C
SATCAT no.46114
Websitehttp://www.intelsat.com
Mission duration20 years (planned)
1 year, 5 months, 9 days (elapsed)
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeGalaxy
BusGEOStar-2
ManufacturerOrbital ATK
Launch mass3,298 kg (7,271 lb)
Power16 kW
Start of mission
Launch date15 August 2020, 22:04:00 UTC
RocketAriane 5 ECA (VA253)
Launch siteCentre Spatial Guyanais, ELA-3
ContractorArianespace
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeGeostationary orbit
Slot125° West
Transponders
BandC-band
Ku-band
Ka-band
Coverage areaNorth America
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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.

History

Galaxy 30 was contracted in January 2018 by Intelsat to Orbital ATK.[1]

Launch

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.[2] Also hosts the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS-GEO 7) payload.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Galaxy 30". Gunter's Space Page. 20 August 2020. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Display: Galaxy 30 2020-056C". 5 April 2021. Retrieved 13 April 2021. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.