|COSPAR ID||1996-015A |
|Mission duration||15 years (planned),|
15 years (achieved)
|Launch mass||4,180 kg (9,220 lb)|
|Dry mass||1,450 kg (3,200 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||14 March 1996, 07:11:01 UTC |
|Launch site||Kourou, ELA-2|
|End of mission|
|Reference system||Geocentric orbit |
|Coverage area||Europe, Americas, Brazil|
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.
The satellite was successfully launched into space on 14 March 1996, at 07:11:01 UTC, using an Ariane 4 vehicle from the Guiana Space Centre, Kourou, French Guiana. 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.