Galaxy 28

When it was launched in June 2005 for Intelsat, the world’s largest satellite services operator, Galaxy 28 was one of the most advanced satellites ever built. It features advanced thermal technologies including deployable thermal radiators and loop heat pipes as well as stationary plasma thrusters (SPTs) for electronic station-keeping maneuvers. Its multiple frequency payload includes C-, Ku-, and Ka-band transponders. Located at 89 degrees west, Galaxy 28 provides Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) throughout North America. Based on the highly flexible SSL 1300 satellite bus, it is designed to provide over 16 kW of power at the end of its 15-year mission life.