Intelsat 709

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Intelsat 709
Mission typeCommunications
COSPAR ID1996-035A[1]
SATCAT no.23915
Mission duration15 years design life
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass4,180 kilograms (9,220 lb)
Dry mass1,450 kilograms (3,200 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date14 March 1996, 06:55:09 (1996-03-14UTC06:55:09Z) UTC[2]
RocketAriane 44 LP H10-3
Launch siteKourou ELA-2
End of mission
DeactivatedFebruary 2013 (2013-03)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Longitude47° E
Semi-major axis42,474.0 kilometres (26,392.1 mi)[3]
Perigee altitude36,154.7 kilometres (22,465.5 mi)[3]
Apogee altitude36,052.4 kilometres (22,401.9 mi)[3]
Period1,452 minutes[3]
EpochApril 27, 2017[3]
Band26 C band
10 Ku band
Intelsat VII
Intelsat 801 (Intelsat 8) →

Intelsat 709 (also known as IS-709 and Intelsat 7-F9) is a geostationary communication satellite that was built by Space Systems/Loral (SSL). It is located in the orbital position of 47.5 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 Intelsat 709 is equipped with 26 transponders in C band and 10 in Ku band to provide broadcasting, business-to-home services, telecommunications, VSATnetworks.

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  1. ^ NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center. "Intelsat 709". 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 709". Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  4. ^ Gunter, Krebs. "Intelsat-7 (701, 702, 703, 704, 705, 709) / NSS 703". Gunters Space Page. Retrieved April 28, 2017.