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Galaxy 6


Designation 20873 / 90091B
Launch date 12 Oct 1990
Country of origin United States
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Ariane V39

This satellite is Westar 6S ( Westar 6's backup satellite) modified.


Begin End Position
L: 12 Oct 1990   91°W
< Nov 1991 May 1992 > 99°W
< Oct 1993 early 1994 103°W
spring 1994 20 May 1998 74°W
late May 1998 Apr 2000 99°W
Apr 2000 Jul 2000 91°W
Aug 2000 Jan 2003 74°W

End of life

Out of service Jan 2003
Cause Sent to the junk orbit

External resources

sat-index articles

Technical data


EIRP coverage (dBW)



Main transponders 24
Backup transponders 6
Power 10.2 W (TWTA)
Bandwidth 36 MHz
Coverage CONUS, Alaska, Hawaii, Caribbean
EIRP max 39 dBW
Polarization linear

C-band transponder frequency chart

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