Intelsat 22


Intelsat 22
Mission typeCommunications
COSPAR ID2012-011A
SATCAT no.38098
Mission duration18 years
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass6,199 kilograms (13,666 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date23 March 2012, 12:10:32 (2012-03-23UTC12:10:32Z) UTC
Launch siteBaikonur 200/39
ContractorInternational Launch Services
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Longitude72° east
Perigee altitude35,779 kilometres (22,232 mi)
Apogee altitude35,805 kilometres (22,248 mi)
Inclination0.02 degrees
Period23.93 hours
Epoch28 October 2013, 21:25:04 UTC[1]
Band24 C-band
18 Ku-band
18 UHF

Intelsat 22, with the International Designator of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR ID) 2012-011A is a satellite constructed by Boeing Space Systems for the Intelsat Corp.[2][3] The satellite was planned to be located at 72 degrees East Longitude over the Indian Ocean.

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) signed a $167 Million contract with Intelsat for the UHF payload on the Intelsat 22 satellite for 15 years of service.[4]

Communications payloads

Intelsat 22 had three distinct communications payloads. A 48 channel C-band payload with 36 MHz channels, a 24 channel Ku band payload with 36 MHz channels, and an 18 channel UHF payload with 25 kHz channels.

C-band payload

The Intelsat 22 C-band payload consists of 48 operational 36 MHz channels. Two antennas provide service to the Africa and Asia regions. There is some cross connect capability between the two regions.

Is-22 Ku-band payload

The Intelsat 22 Ku-band payload consists of 24 operational 36 MHz channels with coverage for the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.

Intelsat 22 UHF payload

The UHF payload consists of 18 operational 25 kHz channels which were added to the Intelsat 22 satellite as a result of the contract with ADF.


Intelsat 22 launched on 25 March 2012 at 12:10 GMT.[3]


  1. ^ "INTELSAT 22 Satellite details 2012-011A NORAD 38098". N2YO. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
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  3. ^ a b "Intelsat 22". National Space Science Data Center. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
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