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Intelsat 11 is a communications satellite owned by Intelsat planned to be located at 43° W longitude, serving the Americas market. Intelsat 11 is intended to replace Intelsat 3R which is nearing the end of its design life. It was built by Orbital Sciences Corporation, as part of its GEOStar-2 line.[1] Intelsat 11 was formerly known as PAS-11. It was launched 2007-10-05 by an Ariane 5 GS.[2]

Intelsat 11
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorIntelsat
COSPAR ID2007-044B
SATCAT no.32253
Mission duration15 years
Spacecraft properties
BusGEOStar-2
ManufacturerOrbital Sciences
Launch mass2,491 kilograms (5,492 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date5 October 2007, 22:02 (2007-10-05UTC22:02Z) UTC
RocketAriane 5GS
Launch siteKourou ELA-3
ContractorArianespace
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeGeostationary
Longitude43° west
Transponders
Band16 C-band
18 Ku-band
FrequencyC-band
36 MHz
Coverage areaAmericas and Europe
 

The customers for Intelsat 11 are expected to include the current customers for Intelsat 3R.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Intelsat 11". Orbital Sciences Corporation.
  2. ^ "Arianespace boosts Intelsat 11 and Optus D2 into orbit". Arianespace. Archived from the original on 2008-06-01.

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