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Galaxy 19 is a communications satellite owned by Intelsat located at 97° West longitude, serving the North American market. Galaxy 19 replaced Galaxy 25 which is nearing the end of its design life and has been moved to 93.1°W longitude. It was built by Space Systems/Loral, as part of its FS-1300 line. Galaxy 19 was formerly known as Intelsat Americas 9 and was successfully launched September 24, 2008.[2] It provides services in the C band and Ku band.

Galaxy 19
OperatorIntelsat
COSPAR ID2008-045A
SATCAT no.33376
Mission duration15 years
Spacecraft properties
BusLS-1300
ManufacturerSpace Systems/Loral
Start of mission
Launch dateSeptember 24, 2008, 09:27:59 (2008-09-24UTC09:27:59Z) UTC[1][2]
RocketZenit-3SL
Launch siteOdyssey
ContractorSea Launch
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeGeostationary
Longitude97° west
Perigee altitude35,782 kilometers (22,234 mi)[3]
Apogee altitude35,804 kilometers (22,248 mi)[3]
Inclination0.01 degrees[3]
Period1436.12 minutes[3]
EpochJanuary 24, 2015, 09:14:02 UTC[3]
Transponders
Band24 C band
FrequencyHorizontal: 3700.5 MHz
Vertical: 4199.5 MHz
Bandwidth36 megahertz
Coverage areaUnited States
Canada
Mexico
Caribbean
 

The clients for Galaxy 19 include the previous clients for Galaxy 25. Expanded services include higher-powered C-band and Ku band transponders as well as new, high-power Ka band service. As of August 2017, Galaxy 19 broadcast 172 Free-To-Air channels for North American televisions, from a diverse list of national and international sources.[4]

Galaxy 19 was launched using Sea Launch.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Two Rockets Launched". Yahoo! News. September 24, 2008.
  3. ^ a b c d e "GALAXY 19 Satellite details 2008-045A NORAD 33376". N2YO. January 24, 2015. Retrieved January 25, 2015.
  4. ^ "FTAList.com - Galaxy 19 (97.0 W) channels". www.ftalist.com. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  5. ^ "Galaxy 19 launch date information". IntelSat. Archived from the original on May 17, 2008.

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