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Satellite Name: Galaxy 15 (G-15, Galaxy 1RR)
Status: failed
Position: 133° W (133° W)
NORAD: 28884
Cospar number: 2005-041A
Operator: Intelsat
Launch date: 13-Oct-2005
Launch site: Guiana Space Center
Launch vehicle: Ariane 5 G
Launch mass (kg): 2033
Dry mass (kg): 885
Manufacturer: Northrop Grumman
Model (bus): GEOStar-2
Orbit: GEO
Expected lifetime: 15 yrs.
Call sign: S2387
Beacon(s): 4198, 4199.875
24 C-band transponders and L-band payload for GPS navigation to in-flight aircrafts. Covers North America, Alaska, Hawaii and Caribbean. The satellite was restored to operational state after anomaly and is currently in operation at 133 West position. In August 2022 Intelsat again lost the ability to command its Galaxy 15 satellite after an anomaly caused by a space weather event. The anomaly caused the loss of commanding links, which lead to the satellite drifting off its station. In September the communications payload was shut down to avoid interference. The satellite was already to be replaced by Galaxy 33 under the C-band transition program.
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