Intelsat 704

Summary

Intelsat 704
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorIntelsat
COSPAR ID1995-001A
SATCAT no.23461
Mission duration15 years design life
Spacecraft properties
BusSSL-1300
ManufacturerSpace Systems/Loral
Launch mass3,695 kilograms (8,146 lb)
Dry mass1,450 kilograms (3,200 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date10 January 1995, 06:18 (1995-01-10UTC06:18Z) UTC
RocketAtlas IIAS
Launch siteCape Canaveral LC-36B
End of mission
DisposalDecommissioned
DeactivatedMay 2009 (2009-06)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeGeostationary
now graveyard orbit
Longitude66° E
Transponders
Band26 C band
10 Ku band
Coverage areaMiddle East, Africa, Europe, Indian Ocean
Intelsat VII
 

Intelsat 704 (also known as IS-704 and Intelsat 7-F4) is a geostationary communication satellite that was built by Space Systems/Loral (SSL). It is located in the orbital position of 29.5 degrees east longitude and it is currently in an inclined orbit. The same is owned by Intelsat and after sold to SES World Skies on November 30, 1998. The satellite was based on the LS-1300 platform and its estimated useful life was 15 years.

The satellite was successfully launched into space on January 10, 1995, at 06:18, using an Atlas II vehicle from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, United States. It had a launch mass of 3,695 kg.

The Intelsat 704 is equipped with 26 transponders in C band and 10 in Ku band to provide broadcasting, business-to-home services, telecommunications, VSATnetworks.

Specifications

  • Apogee: 36,117.4 kilometres (22,442.3 mi)
  • Perigee: 36,088.6 kilometres (22,424.4 mi)
  • Semimajor axis: 42,473 kilometres (26,391 mi)
  • Orbital inclination: 6.9°
  • Orbital period: 24,54 hours
  • Propulsion: R-4D-11
  • Power: 5 transponders of 35 W and 5 transponders of 50 W
  • Bandwidth: 6 transponders of 72 MHz and 4 transponders of 112 MHz
  • EIRP: Spot 1: 45.4 dBW, Spot 2: 44.5 dBW, and Spot 3: 46 dBW
  • Polarization: Linear
  • Beacons: 11.701 GHz, 12.501 GHz (linear)
    11.198 GHz, 11.452 GHz (RHCP)
  • Frequency: Downlink 10.95-11.20 GHz, 11.45-11.70 GHz,
    11.70-11.95 GHz, and 12.50-12.75 GHz

External links

  • Intelsat 704 TBS satellite
  • Intelsat 7 Gunter's Space Page
  • Intelsat 704 SatBeams