Galaxy 3C
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorPanAmSat / Intelsat
COSPAR ID2002-030A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.27445
Mission duration15 years (planned)
21 years, 9 months, 7 days (in progress)
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerBoeing Satellite Systems
Launch mass4,860 kilograms (10,710 lb)
Dry mass2,873 kilograms (6,334 lb)
Power15 kW
Start of mission
Launch date15 June 2002, 22:39:30 (2002-06-15UTC22:39:30Z) UTC
Launch siteSea Launch
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Longitude95° west[1]
Band24 C-band
16 Ku-band
Coverage areaNorth America, Canada, United States & Mexico

Galaxy 3C (or Galaxy 13) is a communications satellite operated by PanAmSat from 2000 to 2006, and by Intelsat from 2006 to today. It spent most of its operational life at an orbital location of 95° W. Galaxy 3C was launched on June 15, 2002, with a Зенит 3SL Zenit launch vehicle, from 154°w, 00°s, and covered North America & S. America (optional) with twenty-four transponders each on the C- and sixteen in Ku band.


  1. ^ SatBeams. "Galaxy 3C (G-3C)". Retrieved May 7, 2018.

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