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Intelsat 38

Also called Azerspace 2


Designation 43632 / 18074A
Launch date 25 Sep 2018
Country of origin International
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit 45.1°E
Launch vehicle Ariane VA243

Tested at 43.8°E

Satellite developed with Azercosmos, see Azerspace 1. Launch initially planned in 2017

To cover Central and Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa. Will provide DTH services to Azerbaijan.

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Technical data

Lyngsat transponder loading

EIRP coverage (dBW)

Intelsat beams: Europe, Sri Lanka, Southern Africa
Azerspace: Central Africa
Azerspace: Europe and Asia
Azerspace: West Africa
Azerspace: Pakistan and Afghanistan


Prime contractor SS/L
Platform LS-1300
Mass at launch 3500 kg
Dry mass  
Solar array  
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power EOL: 13.7 kW
Design lifetime 15 years

Ku-band / Intelsat

Main transponders 22
Backup transponders  
Coverage Europe
Sri Lanka
Southern Africa
+ steerable
EIRP max Europe: 53.6 dBW
Sri Lanka: 58.5 dBW
Southern Africa: 53.7 dBW
G/T max  
Polarization linear H/V

Ku-band / Azerspace

Main transponders 13 (HTS)
Backup transponders  
Power 150 W
Coverage Central Europe
EIRP max  
G/T max  

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