Intelsat V F-6

Summary

Intelsat V F-6 → Intelsat 506
Mission typeCommunication
OperatorCOMSAT / INTELSAT
COSPAR ID1983-047A [1]
SATCAT no.14077
Mission duration7 years (planned)
Spacecraft properties
BusIntelsat V
ManufacturerFord Aerospace
Launch mass1928 kg
Dry mass1012 kg [2]
Dimensions1.66 x 2.1 x 1.77 metres
Power1800 watts
Start of mission
Launch date19 May 1983, 22:26:00 UTC [3]
RocketAtlas SLV-3D Centaur-D1AR (AC-61)
Launch siteCCAFS, LC-36A
ContractorGeneral Dynamics
End of mission
DisposalGraveyard orbit
DeactivatedJuly 1998
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeGeostationary orbit
Longitude18,5° West (1983-1992)
50.0° West (1992-1995)
31.4° West (1995-1998)
29.5° West (1998-1998)
Epoch19 May 1983
Transponders
Band21 C-band
4 Ku-band
Intelsat V
 

Intelsat V F-6, then named Intelsat 506, was a communications satellite operated by COMSAT. Launched in 1983, it was the sixth 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-6 was part of an advanced series of satellites designed to provide greater telecommunications capacity for INTELSAT's global network.

Satellite

The Intelsat V F-6 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. He also carried a Maritime Communications Services (MCS) package for INMARSAT.[4] The satellite was deactivated in July 1998.

Launch

The satellite was successfully launched into space on 19 May 1982 at 22:26:00 UTC, by means of an Atlas SLV-3D Centaur-D1AR vehicle from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, United States. It had a launch mass of 1928 kg.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Display: Intelsat 5 F-6 1983-047A". NASA. 14 May 2020. Retrieved 1 July 2020. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ "Intelsat-5". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  3. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Display: Intelsat 5A F-15 1989-086A". NASA. 14 May 2020. Retrieved 1 July 2020. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  5. ^ "INTELSAT 506". TSE. Retrieved 23 April 2017.