|Mission duration||14 years|
|Launch mass||3,447 kilograms (7,599 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||June 25, 1997, 01:07:42UTC|
|Launch site||Kourou ELA-2|
|End of mission|
|Longitude||174° W (original)|
55.6° W (current)
|Semi-major axis||427,820 kilometres (265,840 mi)|
|Perigee altitude||362,922 kilometres (225,509 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||365,299 kilometres (226,986 mi)|
|Epoch||May 5, 2017|
|Band||38 C Band, 6 Ku band|
|Coverage area||Europe, Africa, Asia|
The second of six Intelsat VIII satellites to be launched, Intelsat 802 was built by Lockheed Martin. It was a 3,447-kilogram (7,599 lb) spacecraft. The satellite carried a 2xLEROS-1B apogee motor for propulsion and was equipped with 38 C Band transponders and 6 Ku band transponders, powered by 2 solar cells more batteries. It was designed for a fourteen-year service life.
The launch of Intelsat 802 made use of an Ariane 4 rocket flying from Guiana Space Centre, Kourou, French Guiana. The launch took place at 01:07 UTC on June 25, 1997, with the spacecraft entering a geosynchronous transfer orbit. Intelsat 802 subsequently fired its apogee motor to achieve geostationary orbit.