|Mission duration||15 years|
|Launch mass||1,412 kilograms (3,113 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||14 March 1992, 00:00UTC|
|Launch site||Cape Canaveral LC-36B|
|End of mission|
|Coverage area||North 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.