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. It provides services in the C band and Ku band.
|Mission duration||15 years|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||September 24, 2008, 09:27:59 UTC|
|Perigee altitude||35,782 kilometers (22,234 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||35,804 kilometers (22,248 mi)|
|Epoch||January 24, 2015, 09:14:02 UTC|
|Band||24 C band|
|Frequency||Horizontal: 3700.5 MHz|
Vertical: 4199.5 MHz
|Coverage area||United States|
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.
Galaxy 19 was launched using Sea Launch.
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