Intelsat 709

Summary

Intelsat 709
NamesIS-709
Intelsat 7-F9
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorIntelsat
COSPAR ID1996-035A [1]
SATCAT no.23915
Mission duration15 years (planned)
17 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 date15 June 1996, 06:55:09 UTC [2]
RocketAriane 44P (V-87)
Launch siteKourou, ELA-2
ContractorArianespace
End of mission
DisposalDecommissioned
DeactivatedFebruary 2013
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit [3]
RegimeGeostationary orbit
Longitude47.5° East
Transponders
Band26 C-band
10 Ku-band
Coverage areaAtlantic Ocean region
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Intelsat 709 (also known as IS-709 and Intelsat 7-F9) is a geostationary Communications satellite that was built by Space Systems/Loral (SSL). It is located in the orbital position of 47.5° 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]

The Intelsat 709 is equipped with 26 transponders in C-band and 10 in Ku-band to provide broadcasting, business-to-home services, telecommunications, VSAT networks.

See also

External links

  • Intelsat 709 TBS satellite
  • Intelsat 709 SatBeams

References

  1. ^ "Display: Intelsat 709 1996-035A". NASA (Goddard). 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 709". N2YO.com. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  4. ^ Gunter, Krebs. "Intelsat-7 (701, 702, 703, 704, 705, 709) / NSS 703". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 28 April 2017.