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Satellite Name: Telstar 18 (Apstar 5, Apstar V)
Status: active
Position: 138° E (138° E)
NORAD: 28364
Cospar number: 2004-024A
Operator: Telesat Canada Ltd.
Launch date: 29-Jun-2004
Launch site: Sea Launch (Odyssey platform)
Launch vehicle: Zenit 3SL
Launch mass (kg): 4640
Dry mass (kg): 2500
Manufacturer: Space Systems Loral (SSL)
Model (bus): LS-1300
Orbit: GEO
Expected lifetime: 13 yrs.
Call sign:  
Beacon(s): 4199V, 3630H, 12749H, 12251V
Details:
54 active transponders; one of the most powerful communications satellites built to date; coverage across East Asia and the Pacific Ocean
Beams:Charts: list
Telstar 18 at 138° E downlink C-band Asia/Australia/Pacific beam coverage map
 
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