Intelsat 707

Summary

Intelsat 707
NamesIS-707
Intelsat 7-F7
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorIntelsat
COSPAR ID1996-015A [1]
SATCAT no.23816
Mission duration15 years (planned),
15 years (achieved)
Spacecraft properties
BusSSL-1300
ManufacturerSSL
Launch mass4,180 kg (9,220 lb)
Dry mass1,450 kg (3,200 lb)
Power3600 watts
Start of mission
Launch date14 March 1996, 07:11:01 UTC [2]
RocketAriane 44P
Launch siteKourou, ELA-2
ContractorArianespace
End of mission
DisposalDecommissioned
DeactivatedJanuary 2011
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit [3]
RegimeGeostationary orbit
Longitude157° East
Transponders
Band26 C-band
14 Ku-band
Coverage areaEurope, Americas, Brazil
Intelsat VII
 

Intelsat 707 (also known as IS-707 and Intelsat 7-F7) is a geostationary communications satellite that was built by Space Systems/Loral (SSL). It is located in the orbital position of 53° west longitude.. The satellite is owned by Intelsat. The satellite was based on the LS-1300 platform and its estimated useful life was 15 years.[4]

Launch

The satellite was successfully launched into space on 14 March 1996,[4] at 07:11:01 UTC, using an Ariane 4 vehicle from the Guiana Space Centre, Kourou, French Guiana.[4] It had a launch mass of 4,180 kg. The Intelsat 707 carried 26 C-band and 14 Ku-band transponders to provide Europe and the Americas with 3 television channels and 22,500 telephone circuits after parking over the eastern coast of Brazil.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Display: Intelsat 707 1996-015A". NASA. Retrieved 28 April 2017. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Report. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  3. ^ "INTELSAT 707". N2YO.com. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  4. ^ a b c Gunter, Krebs. "Intelsat-7A (706, 707, 708)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 28 April 2017.

External links

  • Intelsat 707 TBS satellite
  • Intelsat 707 SatBeams