Intelsat 707

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Intelsat 707
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorIntelsat
COSPAR ID1996-015A[1]
SATCAT no.23816
Mission duration15 years design life
Spacecraft properties
BusSSL-1300
ManufacturerSSL
Launch mass4,175 kilograms (9,204 lb)
Dry mass1,450 kilograms (3,200 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date14 March 1996, 07:11:01 (1996-03-14UTC07:11:01Z) UTC[2]
RocketAriane 44 LP H10-3
Launch siteKourou ELA-2
End of mission
DisposalDecommissioned
DeactivatedJanuary 2011 (2011-02)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeGeostationary
Longitude157° E
Semi-major axis42,674 kilometres (26,516 mi)[3]
Perigee altitude36,004.3 kilometres (22,372.0 mi)[3]
Apogee altitude36,602.5 kilometres (22,743.7 mi)[3]
Inclination3.5°[3]
Period1,462.2 minutes[3]
EpochApril 27, 2017[3]
Transponders
Band26 C band
14 Ku band
Coverage areaEurope, Americas, Brazil
Intelsat VII
 

Intelsat 707 (also known as IS-707 and Intelsat 7-F7) is a geostationary communication satellite that was built by Space Systems/Loral (SSL). It is located in the orbital position of 53 degrees west longitude and it is currently in an inclined orbit. The same is owned by Intelsat. The satellite was based on the LS-1300 platform and its estimated useful life was 15 years.[4]

The satellite was successfully launched into space on March 14, 1996,[4] at 07:11, using an Ariane 4 vehicle from the Guiana Space Centre, Kourou, French Guiana.[4] It had a launch mass of 4,180 kg. The Intelsat 707 carried 26 C band and 14 Ku band transponders to provide Europe and the Americas with 3 television channels and 22,500 telephone circuits after parking over the eastern coast of Brazil.

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  1. ^ NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center. "Intelsat 707". NSSDC Master Catalog. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  2. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "INTELSAT 707". N2yo.com. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c Gunter, Krebs. "Intelsat-7A (706, 707, 708)". Gunters Space Page. Retrieved April 28, 2017.