Intelsat V F-7


Intelsat V F-7 → Intelsat 507
Mission typeCommunication
COSPAR ID1983-105A[1]
SATCAT no.14421[2]
Mission duration13 years
Spacecraft properties
BusIntelsat-V bus
ManufacturerFord Aerospace
Launch mass1,928.2 kilograms (4,251 lb)[3]
BOL mass1,012 kilograms (2,231 lb)[3]
Start of mission
Launch dateOctober 19, 1983, 00:45:36 (1983-10-19UTC00:45:36Z) UTC[4]
RocketAriane 1[5]
Launch siteKourou ELA-1[5]
End of mission
DeactivatedAugust, 1996 (1996-08-16)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric[2]
Longitude149° E (current position)[2]
Semi-major axis42,325 kilometers (26,300 mi)[2]
Perigee altitude35,930.6 kilometers (22,326.2 mi)[2]
Apogee altitude35,978.0 kilometers (22,355.7 mi)[2]
Inclination15.1 degrees[2]
Period1,444.3 minutes[2]
EpochApril 23, 2017[2]
Band21 C-band
4 Ku band
Intelsat V

Intelsat 507, previously named Intelsat V F-7, was a communications satellite operated by Intelsat. Launched in 1983, it was the seventh of fifteen Intelsat V satellites to be launched. The Intelsat V series was constructed by Ford Aerospace, based on the Intelsat-V satellite bus. It was the first satellite of the Intelsat family not to be launched by the United States.

Intelsat V F-67was part of an advanced series of satellites designed to provide greater telecommunications capacity for Intelsat's global network. The satellite was deactivated in August 1996.

The satellite was successfully launched into space on October 19, 1983, at 00:45 UTC, by means of an Ariane 1 vehicle from the Guiana Space Centre, Kourou, French Guiana. It had a launch mass of 1,928 kg.[6] The Intelsat 507 was equipped with 4 Ku-band transponders more 21 C-band transponders for 12,000 audio circuits and 2 TV channels.


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