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Leasat 5

Also called Syncom 405, Leasat F5


Designation 20410 / 90002B
Launch date 9 Jan 1990
Country of origin United States
Mission Military: telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle STS 32R


Begin End Position
L: 12 Apr 1985    
early 1994 early 1994 177°W
Feb 1995 May 1997 71.5°E, inclined
May 1997 Feb 1998 drifting 72°E - 77°E, inclined
Apr 1998 Jan 2003 156°E, inclined
Apr 2003 Feb 2010 100°E, inclined
Aug 2010 Sep 2015 72°E, inclined

In May 1998 the satellite was leased to Australian Defence Force (Royal Australian Navy) for up to 5 years. The satellite was relocated at 156°E.

Leasat 5 began limited service to the Australian Defence Force on Oct. 17, 1997. The PanAmSat Operations Center in Long Beach, Calif. provided the tracking, telemetry, and control capability via its Guam ground station.

Was bought by Panamsat G2 in 2003.

End of life

Out of service Sep 2015
Cause Sent to junk orbit

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