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Galaxy 23
Galaxy 23 is the name given to the C-band service of the Galaxy 23/EchoStar 9communications satellite jointly owned by Intelsat and EchoStar located at 121° W longitude, serving the North American market. It was built by Space Systems/Loral, as part of its FS-1300 line. Galaxy 23 was formerly known as Intelsat Americas 13. The "Galaxy 23" portion of the service provides transponders in the C band. The "EchoStar 9" portion broadcasts Ku band, and Ka band transponders.[2]
Galaxy 23
OperatorIntelsat / EchoStar
Spacecraft DesignSpace Systems/Loral
Orbital location121° West
Launch Date8 August 2003, 3:31am GMT[1]
Launch PlaceOdyssey (Sea Launch)
VehicleFS-1300
Design Life12 years
C-band payload24 x 36 MHz
Amp typeSSPA, 20 watts
Amp Redundancy16 for 12
Receiver redundancy4 for 2
Coverage50 State, Canada, Mexico
Beacon3700.5 MHz (H)
Beacon4199.5 MHz (V)
While the satellite itself is jointly owned through a partnership between Intelsat and Echostar, the Ku band payload is owned and operated by Echostar for international television programming and local television channels. That service is intended for Dish Network customers using a SuperDish system. The C-band payload is owned and operated by Intelsat. The Ka band payload is owned and operated by Echostar for as-yet-undisclosed purposes.
Current clients for Galaxy 23/EchoStar 9 include Dish Network, Direct TV, Genesis Networks, and Playboy.[3]
References
  1. ^ Sea Launch press release for EchoStar IX/Telstar 13 (Galaxy 23) Launch
  2. ^ Gunter's Space Page - information on Galaxy 23[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Lyngsat.com list of channels carried on Galaxy 23/EchoStar 9
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Last edited on 11 October 2020, at 14:53
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