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Galaxy 25, 26, 27

Galaxy 25, 26, and 27 are next-generation communications satellites. The fixed-satellite services, broadband-satellite services, and direct broadcast services provided by the satellites are used in a wide variety of applications, ranging from cable and direct-to-home television to Internet applications, to news gathering, distance learning, business TV, and telephony. SSL-built Telstar satellites began launching in 1997. They provide coverage of the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, Mexico, and southern Canada