Intelsat 801

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Intelsat 801
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorIntelsat
COSPAR ID1997-009A
SATCAT no.24742
Mission duration16 years
Spacecraft properties
BusAS-7000
ManufacturerLockheed Martin
Launch mass3,245 kilograms (7,154 lb)[1]
Dry mass1,601 kilograms (3,530 lb)
Dimensions2.46 m × 2.16 m × 3.15 m (8.1 ft × 7.1 ft × 10.3 ft)
Power6400 W
Start of mission
Launch dateMarch 1, 1997, 01:07:42 (1997-03-01UTC01:07:42) UTC[1]
RocketAriane-44P H10-3
Launch siteKourou ELA-2
ContractorArianespace
End of mission
DisposalDecommissioned
DeactivatedOctober 2013 (2013-11)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeGeostationary
now graveyard orbit
Perigee altitude35,772 kilometers (22,228 mi)
Apogee altitude35,798 kilometers (22,244 mi)
Inclination0.1°
Period1,436.1 minutes
EpochMarch 1, 1997 (1997-03)
Transponders
FrequencyUplink: 14.00-14.50 GHz
Downlink: 10.95-11.2 GHz, 11.7-11.95 GHz, 12.5-12.75 GHz and 11.45-11.70 GHz
Coverage areaEurope, Africa, Asia
Intelsat 8
← Intelsat 7-F9 (Intelsat VII)
 

Intelsat 801 is a geosynchronous communications spacecraft that was launched on March 01, 1997 by an Ariane 44L rocket from Kourou in French Guiana to provide voice and video communications to the member countries in that consortium after parking at 174° E longitude. It carries 38 C Band and 6 Ku Band transponders. It was built for US$76 million, launched for US$86 million and insured for US$27 million.[2][3]

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  1. ^ a b Gunter, Krebs. "Intelsat-8 (801, 802, 803, 804) / NSS 803 → NSS 5". Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  2. ^ NASA, GSFC. "Intelsat 801". Retrieved May 5, 2017.
  3. ^ TBS. "Intelsat 801". Retrieved May 5, 2017.