|COSPAR ID||1985-025A |
|Mission duration||9 years (planned)|
|Launch mass||2013 kg|
|Dry mass||1098 kg |
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||22 March 1985, 23:55:00 UTC |
|Rocket||Atlas G Centaur-D1AR (AC-63)|
|Launch site||CCAFS, LC-36B|
|End of mission|
|Reference system||Geocentric orbit|
|Epoch||22 March 1985|
Intelsat 510, previously named Intelsat VA F-10, was a communications satellite operated by Intelsat. Launched in 1985, it was the tenth of fifteen Intelsat V satellites to be launched. The Intelsat V series was constructed by Ford Aerospace, based on the Intelsat-VA satellite bus. Intelsat VA F-10 was part of an advanced series of satellites designed to provide greater telecommunications capacity for Intelsat's global network.
The satellite was successfully launched into space on 22 March 1985, at 23:55:00 UTC, by means of an Atlas-Centaur G vehicle from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, United States. It had a launch mass of 2013 kg. The Intelsat 510 was equipped with 6 Ku-band transponders more 26 C-band transponders for 15,000 audio circuits and 2 TV channels.