LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Wed Dec 22 1999
Arianespace

Galaxy 11

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

December 21, 1999 at 7:50 PM EST

(December 22, 1999 at 12:50 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

December 21, 1999 at 7:50 PM EST

(December 22, 1999 at 12:50 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

December 21, 1999 at 7:50 PM EST

(December 22, 1999 at 12:50 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Communications
    • Galaxy 11 was the first BSS-702 satellite. It was ordered in May 1997 and was successfully launched in December 1999 on an Ariane 4 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana. Galaxy XI has a payload of 64 active transponders; 24 operate in C-band and 40 operate in Ku-band. The spacecraft was designed for an end-of-life power of more than 10 kW. The satellite provides service to North America and Brazil.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Kourou, French Guiana

    Pad

    Ariane Launch Area 2