- Type: Communications
- Orbit: Geostationary Orbit
Galaxy 16 is a C- and Ku-band satellite with 24 C-band and 24 Ku-band transponders. The spacecraft is a version of SS/L’s space-proven SSL-1300 satellite platform, which has an excellent record of reliable operation. The geostationary SSL-1300 has a designed service life of 15 years and maintains station-keeping and orbital stability by using bipropellant propulsion and momentum-bias systems.
Launch Platform Odyssey
Launch Platform Odyssey has witnessed the launch of 36 rockets, including 36 orbital launch attempts, while Sea Launch, has been the site for 48 rocket launches.