Galaxy 5
Mission typeCommunications
COSPAR ID1992-013A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.21906
Mission duration15 years
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass1,412 kilograms (3,113 lb)[1]
Start of mission
Launch date14 March 1992, 00:00 (1992-03-14Z) UTC
RocketAtlas I
Launch siteCape Canaveral LC-36B
End of mission
DeactivatedJanuary 2005 (January 2005)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Longitude176° E[2]
Band24 C-band
0 Ku-band
Coverage areaNorth America

Galaxy 5 was a communications satellite operated by PanAmSat from 1992 to 2005. It spent most of its operational life at an orbital location of 176° E. Galaxy 5 was launched on March 14, 1992, with an Atlas launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, United States, and covered North America with twenty-four transponders each on the C- and zero in Ku band.

Galaxy 5 was retired in January 2005.



  1. ^ Wade, Mark. "Galaxy". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on December 27, 2016. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  2. ^ SatBeams. "Galaxy 5". Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  3. ^ "Galaxy 5". Retrieved May 8, 2018.((cite web)): CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)

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