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Intelsat 10-02

Intelsat 10-02 [Astrium]

The Intelsat-10 satellites (Intelsat 10-01 and Intelsat 10-02) are the largest and most powerful satellites ever procured by Intelsat, the international telecommunications satellite operator, to provide various communications services including fixed telephone and data services, broadcast and news gathering to cover the whole American continent as well as Western Europe. Both satellites will have a launch mass of around 5500 kg and a payload power of approximately 8 kW, but will be configured for different missions. Intelsat 10-02, to be located at 359 degrees East, will have 45 C-band active transponders and 16 Ku-band. The satellites are due for delivery in 2003.

As prime contractor, Astrium delivered both the platform (based on the high-power Eurostar-3000 version of the company's Eurostar series) and the payload.

Telenor uses half of the Ku-band capacity of the satellite, which is marketed as Thor 10-02.

Running low on fuel, Intelsat 10-02 will receive a life-extension by the MEV 2 satellite-servicing mission in 2020.

Nation: International
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Intelsat
Contractors: Astrium
Equipment: 45 active C-band transponders, 16 active Ku-band
Configuration: Eurostar-3000
Propulsion: ?, 4 × SPT-100 plasma thrusters
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 13 years
Mass: 5575 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Intelsat 10-02 (Thor 10-02) 2004-022A 16.06.2004 Ba LC-200/39 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.1)


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