Intelsat 22
Mission typeCommunications
COSPAR ID2012-011A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.38098
Mission duration18 years (planned)
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftIntelsat 22
Spacecraft typeBoeing 702
ManufacturerBoeing Space Systems
Launch mass6,199 kg (13,666 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date23 March 2012, 12:10:32 UTC
RocketProton-M / Briz-M
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 200/39
ContractorInternational Launch Services (ILS)
Entered serviceMay 2012
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit[1]
RegimeGeostationary orbit
Longitude72° East
Band60 transponders:
24 C-band
18 Ku-band
18 UHF
Coverage areaEurope, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Australia

Intelsat 22, is a communications satellite in geostationary orbit and constructed by Boeing Space Systems for the Intelsat Corporation.[2][3] The satellite was planned to be located at 72° East Longitude over the Indian Ocean.

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) signed a US$167 million contract with Intelsat for the UHF payload on the Intelsat 22 satellite for 15 years of service.[4]

Communications payloads

Intelsat 22 had three distinct communications payloads. A 48 channel C-band payload with 36 MHz channels, a 24 channel Ku-band payload with 36 MHz channels, and an 18 channel Ultra high frequency (UHF) payload with 25 kHz channels.

C-band payload

The Intelsat 24 C-band payload consists of 48 operational 36 MHz channels. Two antennas provide service to the Africa and Asia regions. There is some cross connect capability between the two regions.

Ku-band payload

The Intelsat 18 Ku-band payload consists of 24 operational 36 MHz channels with coverage for the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.

UHF payload

The UHF payload consists of 18 operational 25 kHz channels which were added to the Intelsat 22 satellite as a result of the contract with ADF (Australia).


Intelsat 22 was launched on 25 March 2012 at 12:10:32 UTC.[3]


  1. ^ "INTELSAT 22 2012-011A 38098". 28 October 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Intelsat Announces Intelsat 22 Satellite to Provide Incremental Capacity in High-demand Regions". Archived from the original on 1 May 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Display: Intelsat 22 2012-045A". NASA. 10 February 2021. Retrieved 29 March 2021. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  4. ^ "iTWire - Australian Defence Force to get dedicated UHF payload on Intelsat 22 satellite". Archived from the original on 28 April 2009.