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Galaxy 18

The Galaxy 18 satellite, built for Intelsat, is being used for Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) providing advanced cable television, data, and telecommunications services to customers throughout North America, Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. It is the 42nd SSL-built satellite to join the Intelsat fleet. The satellite was completed in just 22 months, 3 months ahead of schedule, and was launched in May 2008.