Intelsat 16
Mission typeCommunications
COSPAR ID2010-006A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.36397
Mission duration15 years
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerOrbital Sciences
Launch mass2,056 kilograms (4,533 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date12 February 2010, 00:39:40 (2010-02-12UTC00:39:40Z) UTC
Launch siteBaikonur 200/39
ContractorInternational Launch Services
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Longitude58° west
Perigee altitude35,781 kilometres (22,233 mi)
Apogee altitude35,803 kilometres (22,247 mi)
Inclination0.01 degrees
Period23.93 hours
Epoch24 December 2013, 12:13:29 UTC[1]
Band24 Ku-band
Bandwidth36 MHz
Coverage areaMexico

Intelsat 16 is a communications satellite owned by Intelsat planned to be located at 58°W.L. It was built by Orbital Sciences Corporation, on a Star-2.4 bus. Intelsat 16 was formerly known as PAS-11R. It was launched on February 12, 2010 by ILS Proton-M launch vehicle.[2]

The Intelsat 16 (IS-16) satellite was manufactured for Intelsat to provide Direct-To-Home (DTH) transponder capacity for DirecTV subsidiaries. The satellite included 24 Ku band transponders for use over Brazil for Sky Brasil at 43.1 degrees West Longitude or for capacity coverage over Mexico and Gulf of Mexico regions at 58 degrees West Longitude.[3]


  1. ^ "INTELSAT 16 Satellite details 2010-006A NORAD 36397". N2YO. 24 December 2013. Retrieved 25 December 2013.
  2. ^ Lung, Doug (February 18, 2010). "Intelsat 16 Launched Successfully". Retrieved February 8, 2023.
  3. ^ Krebs, Gunter D. "Intelsat 16 (IS 16)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved February 9, 2023.