Galaxy 16 / Zenit-3SL
Galaxy 16 communications satellite was manufactured by Space Systems/Loral and will be owned and operated by PanAmSat. It weighs approximately 4,700 kg. It has 24 C-band and 24 Ku-band transponders and provide communications services for North America. It will operate in geostationary orbit (approximately 29,000 nautical miles) above the equator where it will join a constellation of PanAmSat spacecraft already deployed.