Third heaviest GEO satellite launched into space at 7,075 kg
Designed for communications, Telstar 19 Vantage is a commercial satellite operated by Telesat Canada Ltd. (BCE, Inc.) (Canada).
Delivered via Falcon 9 (launch vehicle) from Cape Canaveral, it was launched into space on 22 July 2018 and orbits the Earth as a GEO satellite. Telstar 19 Vantage was constructed by Space Systems/Loral (USA).
With a launch mass of 7,075kg, Telstar 19 Vantage is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 15 years. It orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2018-059A and NORAD ID 43562.
With an orbital eccentricity of 1.42E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,780km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,792km. It takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth along the longitude of -63 degrees.