Intelsat V F-4
Intelsat V F-4, then named Intelsat 504, was a communications satellite operated by COMSAT. Launched in 1982, it was the fourth of fifteen Intelsat V satellites to be launched. The Intelsat V series was constructed by Ford Aerospace, based on the Intelsat V satellite bus. Intelsat V F-4 was part of an advanced series of satellites designed to provide greater telecommunications capacity for Intelsat's global network.
|Operator||COMSAT / INTELSAT|
|COSPAR ID||1982-017A |
|Mission duration||7 years (planned)|
|Launch mass||1928 kg|
|Dry mass||1012 kg|
|Dimensions||1.66 x 2.1 x 1.77 metres|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||5 March 1982, 00:23:00 UTC |
|Rocket||Atlas SLV-3D Centaur-D1AR (AC-58)|
|Launch site||Cape Canaveral, LC-36A|
|End of mission|
|Reference system||Geocentric orbit|
|Longitude||34.5° West (1982-1993)|
40.5° West (1993-1994)
31.5° West (1994-1995)
29.4° West (1995-1995)
|Epoch||5 March 1982|
The Intelsat V F-4 satellite was box-shaped, measuring 1.66 by 2.1 by 1.77 metres; solar arrays spanned 15.9 metres tip to tip. The arrays, supplemented by nickel-hydrogen batteries during eclipse, provided 1800 watts of power. The payload housed 21 C-band and 4 Ku-band transponders. It could accommodate 15,000 two-way voice circuits and two TV channels simultaneously. It had a launch mass of 1928 kg. The satellite was deactivated on November 1995.
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