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Galaxy 12

Also known as Panamsat Light 1, S2422


Designation 27715 / 03013B
Launch date 9 Apr 2003
Country of origin United States
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Ariane V160

Licence was extended till 31 Dec 2023. In 2020 it was requested to the FCC to allow a seasonal coverage area modification (May-Oct versus the winter), coverage unknown.


Begin End Position
L: 9 Apr 2003 Jan 2004 74°W
May 2004 Dec 2004 125.25°W
Jan 2005 Jan 2006 125.05°W
Jan 2006 Jun 2008 125.25°W (in-orbit spare)
Jul 2008 Apr 2010 122.9°W
Apr 2010 Dec 2011 133°W
Dec 2011 Dec 2018 129°W
Dec 2018 May 2023 129°W, inclined
Jun 2023 Sep 2023 137.1°W, inclined

End of life

Out of service Sep 2023
Cause Retired

Technical data

Lyngsat transponder loading

C-band transponder frequency chart

EIRP coverage (dBW)

C-band Horizontal
C-band Vertical

G/T coverage (dB/K)

C-band Horizontal
C-band Vertical

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