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Intelsat-5 [Ford Aerospace]

The Intelsat V spacecraft are 3-axis stabilized to 0.5 deg using momentum wheels. Hydrazine propulsion system. Passive thermal control. Dual solar arrays provide 1800 W BOL, NiCd or NiH batteries. The communication payload consists of 21 C-Band and 4 Ku-Band transponders for 12000 voice circuits and 2 TV channels.

The last five of the nine spacecraft in this block carry a maritime mobile payload (seven additional transponders) for lease by Inmarsat.

Nation: International
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Intelsat
Contractors: Ford Aerospace
Equipment: 21 C-band transponders, 4 Ku-band transponders
Configuration: Intelsat-5 bus
Propulsion: Star-37F (#1 - #5), Star-37XF (#6 - #9)
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 7 years
Mass: 1928 kg (launch); 1012 kg (BOL)
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Intelsat-5 1 → Intelsat 501 1981-050A 23.05.1981 CC LC-36B Atlas-SLV3D Centaur-D1AR
Intelsat-5 2 → Intelsat 502 1980-098A 06.12.1980 CC LC-36B Atlas-SLV3D Centaur-D1AR
Intelsat-5 3 → Intelsat 503 1981-119A 15.12.1981 CC LC-36B Atlas-SLV3D Centaur-D1AR
Intelsat-5 4 → Intelsat 504 1982-017A 05.03.1982 CC LC-36A Atlas-SLV3D Centaur-D1AR
Intelsat-5 5 → Intelsat 505 1982-097A 28.09.1982 CC LC-36B Atlas-SLV3D Centaur-D1AR
Intelsat-5 6 → Intelsat 506 1983-047A 19.05.1983 CC LC-36A Atlas-SLV3D Centaur-D1AR
Intelsat-5 7 → Intelsat 507 1983-105A 19.10.1983 Ko ELA-1 Ariane-1
Intelsat-5 8 → Intelsat 508 1984-023A 05.03.1984 Ko ELA-1 Ariane-1
Intelsat-5 9 1984-057A 09.06.1984 CC LC-36B P Atlas-G Centaur-D1AR


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