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Intelsat 901

Also called IS-901, S2405


Designation 26824 / 01024A
Launch date 9 Jun 2001
Country of origin International
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Ariane V141

Contract for the construction of the 2 first satellites is worth $600 million, launch cost: $109 million.
On track to reach 20 years lifetime. Licence extended till Feb 2025.


Begin End Position
L: 9 Jun 2001   67.5°W
Sep 2001 Oct 2001 53°W
Nov 2001 Mar 2018 18°W
Apr 2018 Nov 2019 29.5°W, inclined
Dec 2019 Mar 2020 36100 km orbit to dock with MEV
Apr 2020   27.5°W, not-inclined

The satellite raised orbit by 300 km, then docked with MEV 1 and then redeployed at 27.5°W in a premiere use of a satellite extender. This should extend the lifetime by 5 years.
MEV 1 successfully docked with Intelsat 901 on 25 Feb 2020 at 0715 UTC.
Resumed operations on 2 Apr 2020.
Licence should be extended till Feb 2025.

Technical data

Lyngsat transponder loading

Transponder frequency plan

EIRP coverage at 18°W (dBW)

Ku-band Spot 1
Ku-band Spot 2

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