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Intelsat 709

Also called IS-709, call sign S2396


Designation 23915 / 96035A
Launch date 15 Jun 1996
Country of origin International
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Ariane V87

Was replaced by Intelsat 15.


Begin End Position
L: 15 Jun 1996 mid-Jul 1996 57°W, testing
mid-Jul 1996 May 2002 50°W
May 2002 May 2003 55.5°W (Ku-band only)
Aug 2003 Feb 2010 85.15°E
Apr 2010 Apr 2010 50°E
May 2010 May 2011 54.8°E
Jul 2011 May 2012 72.1°E
Sep 2012 Feb 2013 47.5°E, inclined

End of life

Out of service Feb 2013
Cause Moved to the junk orbit

The East Hemi beam had problems and was deactivated in early 1997.

sat-index articles

Technical data

Lyngsat transponder loading

Transponder frequency plan

EIRP coverage at 85.1°E (dBW)

C-band hemi
C-band spot
Ku-band spot 1
Ku-band spot 2 & 3

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