Intelsat V F-4

Summary

Intelsat V F-4 → Intelsat 504
Mission typeCommunication
OperatorCOMSAT / INTELSAT
COSPAR ID1982-017A [1]
SATCAT no.13083
Mission duration7 years (planned)
Spacecraft properties
BusIntelsat V
ManufacturerFord Aerospace
Launch mass1928 kg
Dry mass1012 kg
Dimensions1.66 x 2.1 x 1.77 metres
Power1800 watts
Start of mission
Launch date5 March 1982, 00:23:00 UTC [2]
RocketAtlas SLV-3D Centaur-D1AR (AC-58)
Launch siteCape Canaveral, LC-36A
ContractorGeneral Dynamics
End of mission
DisposalGraveyard orbit
DeactivatedNovember 1995
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeGeostationary orbit
Longitude34.5° West (1982-1993)
40.5° West (1993-1994)
31.5° West (1994-1995)
29.4° West (1995-1995)
Epoch5 March 1982
Transponders
Band21 C-band
4 Ku-band
Intelsat V
 

Intelsat V F-4, then named Intelsat 504, was a communications satellite operated by COMSAT. Launched in 1982, it was the fourth of fifteen Intelsat V satellites to be launched. The Intelsat V series was constructed by Ford Aerospace, based on the Intelsat V satellite bus. Intelsat V F-4 was part of an advanced series of satellites designed to provide greater telecommunications capacity for Intelsat's global network.

Satellite

The Intelsat V F-4 satellite was box-shaped, measuring 1.66 by 2.1 by 1.77 metres; solar arrays spanned 15.9 metres tip to tip. The arrays, supplemented by nickel-hydrogen batteries during eclipse, provided 1800 watts of power. The payload housed 21 C-band and 4 Ku-band transponders. It could accommodate 15,000 two-way voice circuits and two TV channels simultaneously. It had a launch mass of 1928 kg.[3] The satellite was deactivated on November 1995.

Launch

The satellite was successfully launched into space on 5 March 1982 at 00:23:00 UTC, by means of an Atlas SLV-3D Centaur-D1AR vehicle from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, United States.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Display: Intelsat 5 F-4 1982-017A". NASA. 14 May 2020. Retrieved 30 June 2020. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Display: Intelsat 5A F-15 1989-086A". NASA. 14 May 2020. Retrieved 30 June 2020. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.