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|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|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|
Further Intelsat missions: