Intelsat 28
Mission typeCommunications
COSPAR ID2011-016A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.37392
Mission duration15 years (planned)
12 years (expected)[1]
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerOrbital Sciences
Launch mass3,000 kilograms (6,600 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date22 April 2011, 21:37 (2011-04-22UTC21:37Z) UTC[2]
RocketAriane 5ECA VA201 (558)
Launch siteKourou ELA-3
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Longitude33 east
Perigee altitude35,787 kilometres (22,237 mi)
Apogee altitude35,796 kilometres (22,243 mi)
Inclination0.00 degrees
Period23.93 hours
Epoch28 October 2013, 23:15:47 UTC[3]

Intelsat 28, formerly New Dawn,[4] is a communications satellite operated by Intelsat, and positioned in geosynchronous orbit at 33 degrees east, serving TV and broadband communications to Africa.

Intelsat 28 was built by Orbital Sciences Corporation, and is based on the STAR-2 satellite platform. Following its launch in 2011, one of its antennas failed to deploy, prevented use of part of the C-band payload, limiting the spacecraft's operational lifespan.


  1. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "New Dawn → Intelsat 28". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  2. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  3. ^ "INTELSAT NEW DAWN Satellite details 2011-016A NORAD 37392". N2YO. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Intelsat 28 - Fact Sheet" (PDF). Orbital Sciences Corporation. Retrieved 29 October 2013.