Satellite footprints

Telstar-11N at 37.5° West

Position:37.5° West
Manufacturer:Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)
Launch operator:Sea Launch
Launch vehicle:Zenit 3SLB
Launch date:02/27/2009
Expected lifetime:15+ Years

Telstar 11N is designed to be a Ku-band satellite with a North American beam that covers the US (as far West as Denver, Colorado), Central America, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean; a European beam that covers all of Europe and parts of North Africa; an African beam that covers the majority of the sub-Saharan continent, with focused power over South Africa and a majority of West Africa.

Telstar 11N has the capability to provide service within each coverage region or between coverage regions. The New Telstar 11 also features an Atlantic Ocean beam connected to the North American beam and was replacing the aging Telstar-11 satellite.

Telstar 11N was constructed by Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) and was based on the SS/L 1300 platform which provides flexibility for a broad range of applications. The satellite weighing about 4,012 kg (8,845 lb) was launched on February 27th 2009 on a Zenit 3LB rocket. Launch operator Sea Launch provided mission management with its Land Launch partner, Space International Services, Ltd. (SiS).

Telstar-11N at 37.5° West

Telstar-11N under construction
Telstar-11N launched by SiS on Zenit-3SLB
Telstar-11N transport
Telstar-11N satellite launch by SiS

Telstar-11N at 37.5° West

Telstar 11N Global Ku-band Beam
Telstar 11N Atlantic Ocean Ku-band Beam
Telstar 11N Europe & North Africa Ku-band Beam
Telstar 11N North- & Central America Ku-band Beam
Telstar 11N Sub Saharan Africa Ku-band Beam