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GALAXY 15

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GALAXY 15 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 28884
Int'l Code: 2005-041A
Perigee: 35,787.7 km
Apogee: 35,799.3 km
Inclination: 0.0 °
Period: 1,436.1 minutes
Semi major axis: 42164 km
RCS: 7.9433 m2 (large)
Launch date: October 13, 2005
Source: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO)
Launch site: FRENCH GUIANA (FRGUI)

The Galaxy 15 satellite features a unique commercial/government hybrid payload configuration. In addition to C-band communications, which will be used to distribute entertainment and informational programming to cable television system operators, the spacecraft will also broadcast Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation data using L-band frequencies. This data is part of the Federal Aviation Administration's Wide-Area Augmentation System, which is a Global Positioning System (GPS)-based navigation system that provides precision guidance to commercial and general aviation aircraft at thousands of airports and airstrips where there is no precision landing infrastructure in place. North America, Alaska, Hawaii, Caribbean; 24 C-band transponders, 2 L-band transponders for transmission of navigational data.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 28884U 05041A   17268.19076925  .00000062  00000-0  00000+0 0  9990
2 28884   0.0200 152.2633 0001375  58.5730  89.0030  1.00272525 43663
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC