Intelsat VA F-10


Intelsat VA F-10 → Intelsat 510
Mission typeCommunication
COSPAR ID1985-025A [1]
SATCAT no.15629
Mission duration9 years (planned)
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerFord Aerospace
Launch mass2013 kg
Dry mass1098 kg [2]
Power1800 watts
Start of mission
Launch date22 March 1985, 23:55:00 UTC [3]
RocketAtlas G Centaur-D1AR (AC-63)
Launch siteCCAFS, LC-36B
ContractorGeneral Dynamics
End of mission
DisposalGraveyard orbit
DeactivatedJuly 1999
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeGeostationary orbit
Epoch22 March 1985
Band26 C-Band
6 Ku-band
Intelsat V

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.


  1. ^ "Display: Intelsat 5A F-10 1985-025A". NASA. 14 May 2020. Retrieved 29 June 2020. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ "Intelsat-5A". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  3. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 23 April 2017.