Galaxy 33
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorIntelsat
COSPAR ID2022-128A[1]
SATCAT no.54026[2]
WebsiteGalaxy 33 and 34
Mission duration15 years (planned)
1 year, 5 months, 16 days (elapsed)
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeGalaxy
BusGEOStar-3
ManufacturerNorthrop Grumman
Launch mass3,654 kg (8,056 lb)
Start of mission
Launch dateOctober 8, 2022, 23:05 UTC[3]
RocketFalcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)
Launch siteCape Canaveral SLC-40
ContractorSpaceX
Entered serviceNovember 2023 (planned)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeGeostationary orbit
Slot133° West
Transponders
BandC-band
Ku-band
Ka-band
Coverage areaNorth America
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Galaxy 33 is a communications satellite owned by Intelsat located at 133° West longitude, serving the North American market. It was built by Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, as part of its GEOStar-3 line. This satellite provides services in the C-band, Ku-band, and Ka-band.

Launch

Galaxy 33 was launched aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, United States on October 8, 2022.[4]

References

  1. ^ NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. "Galaxy 33". NASA Space Science Data Coordinated Archive. Retrieved February 11, 2023.
  2. ^ "Galaxy 33". n2yo.com. Retrieved February 11, 2023.
  3. ^ Krebs, Gunther D. "Galaxy 33, 34". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved February 11, 2023.
  4. ^ Intelsat (October 8, 2022). "Intelsat Announces Successful Launch of Galaxy 33 and Galaxy 34 Satellites". Retrieved February 11, 2023.