Intelsat VA F-10

Intelsat 510, previously named Intelsat VA F-10, was a communications satellite operated by Intelsat. Launched in 1985, it was the tenth of fifteen Intelsat V satellites to be launched. The Intelsat V series was constructed by Ford Aerospace, based on the Intelsat-VA satellite bus. Intelsat VA F-10 was part of an advanced series of satellites designed to provide greater telecommunications capacity for Intelsat's global network.

Intelsat VA F-10 → Intelsat 510
Mission typeCommunication
COSPAR ID1985-025A [1]
SATCAT no.15629
Mission duration9 years (planned)
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerFord Aerospace
Launch mass2013 kg
Dry mass1098 kg [2]
Power1800 watts
Start of mission
Launch date22 March 1985, 23:55:00 UTC [3]
RocketAtlas G Centaur-D1AR (AC-63)
Launch siteCCAFS, LC-36B
ContractorGeneral Dynamics
End of mission
DisposalGraveyard orbit
DeactivatedJuly 1999
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeGeostationary orbit
Epoch22 March 1985
Band26 C-Band
6 Ku-band
Intelsat V


The satellite was successfully launched into space on 22 March 1985, at 23:55:00 UTC, by means of an Atlas-Centaur G vehicle from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, United States. It had a launch mass of 2013 kg. The Intelsat 510 was equipped with 6 Ku-band transponders more 26 C-band transponders for 15,000 audio circuits and 2 TV channels.


  1. ^ "Display: Intelsat 5A F-10 1985-025A". NASA. 14 May 2020. Retrieved 29 June 2020.   This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ "Intelsat-5A". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  3. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 23 April 2017.