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Intelsat-7 (701, 702, 703, 704, 705, 709) / NSS 703

Intelsat-7 [SSL]

The nine high-powered Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) spacecraft of the Intelsat 7/7A program, which provide global dissemination of voice, video, and data transmission services, have been launched and are in orbit.

The Intelsat 7 communications payload architecture evolved from SS/L's Intelsat-5 series and consists of two independent communications subsystems, which can be cross-strapped and operate at C-band (4/6 GHz) and Ku-band (11/14 GHz). Total end-of-life solar array transmitter power generated by an Intelsat 7 is 3600 watts.

The Intelsat 7 spacecraft are based on SS/L's three-axis, body-stabilized SSL-1300 bus, whose modular design has proven its worth during some 290 years of cumulative on-orbit service, close to one-half of the total of 650 years amassed by SS/L satellites to date.

Intelsat 7 spacecraft were launched on Ariane-44LP H10, Ariane-44LP H10+, Ariane-44P H10-3 and Atlas-2AS vehicles.

SS/L's team members for the successful Intelsat 7 programs were Aerospatiale and Alcatel Telcom of France, Alenia, Italy, and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO) and NEC of Japan.

Intelsat 702 was retired in 2016 and was moved into a graveyard orbit above the geostationary belt.

Nation: International, Netherlands (NSS)
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Intelsat / New Skies (NSS)
Contractors: Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)
Equipment: 26 C-band transponders, 10 Ku-band transponders
Configuration: SSL-1300
Propulsion: R-4D-11
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 3695 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Intelsat 701 1993-066A 22.10.1993 Ko ELA-2 Ariane-44LP H10
Intelsat 702 1994-034A 17.06.1994 Ko ELA-2 Ariane-44LP H10+ with STRV 1A, STRV 1B
Intelsat 703 → NSS 703 1994-064A 06.10.1994 CC LC-36B Atlas-2AS
Intelsat 704 1995-001A 10.01.1995 CC LC-36B Atlas-2AS
Intelsat 705 1995-013A 22.03.1995 CC LC-36B Atlas-2AS
Intelsat 709 1996-035A 15.06.1996 Ko ELA-2 Ariane-44P H10-3


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