The TELSTAR 12 satellite provides coverage of Europe, North America, South America, the Caribbean. Telstar 12, previously known as Orion 2, is a Canadian communications satellite which is operated by Telesat.
It is operated by Loral Skynet.
Eutelsat uses four transponders on this satellite for services between Europe and the Americas.
Telstar 12 is a Ku band satellite with coverage of North America as far West as Cleveland, Ohio, the majority of South America and Europe. Telstar 12 also has the capability to provide intercontinental connectivity including trans-Atlantic to the Middle East.
Satellite Name: Telstar 12 (ORION 2)
Position: 15° W (15° West)
Cospar number: 1999-059A
Operator: Telesat Canada Ltd.
Launch date: 19 October 1999
Launch site: Guiana Space Center
Launch vehicle: Ariane 44LP
Launch mass (kg): 3878
Dry mass (kg): 1900
Manufacturer: Space Systems Loral (SSL)
Model (bus): LS-1300
Expected lifetime: 13 years.
Details: 38 Ku-band transponders providing voice and video communications to the Americas, Europe, and Africa.
Telstar 12 (15° West) Europe, North Africa, Middle East Footprint
Telstar 12 (15° West) Pan American Footprint
Frequency chart of Telstar 12 (15° West) (Updated March 3, 2018)
|Frequency / POL||SR / FEC||Channel name|
AMC ME HD
History România HD
Outdoor Channel EMEA HD
Reality EMEA 1
JimJam Middle East
Extreme Sports Channel EMEA
Crime + Investigation UK
The History Channel
|11496 V||2895 3/4||
|11569 H||2677 2/3||BYU TV Global|
|11618 H||7000 3/4||[feed]|
|11669 H||1000 3/4||[SABC 2 feed]|
|12506 H||3198 7/8||[MSNBC feed]|
|12585 H||3197 7/8||MSNBC International|
|12592 H||2900 3/4||The 700Club TV / CBN HD (19-21 UK)|
|12599 H||6420 2/3||GünAz TV|
ESPN 2 Caribbean
|12709 H||4055 3/4||Fight Network HD|
|12746 H||2170 Auto||Da-Ai 2|