Iridium 33

USA


Spacecraft n°:

US spacecraft n°:

Also called Iridium SV033

Launch data:

Designation:24946 / 97051C
Launch date14 Sep 1997 - 01:36:54 UT
Launch site B, LC81/23
Launch vehicle  Proton-K/DM-2 17S40
(391-01 #252)
Mission:Telecommunications
Polar LEO orbit:
Perigee / Apogee 774 x 780 km
Eccentricity 4.20E-04
Inclination 86.3 deg
Period 100.38 min


Spacecraft data:

Prime contractor  Motorola Satellite Communications Group
Platform  
Operator 
Mass at launch  689 kg
Dry Mass 556 kg
Basic shape  
Dimension (m) 
Solar array  
Stabilization  
DC power  1400 W (EOL)
Design lifetime  8 yrs

Decay:

Out of service:  
Cause:  
Descent date:  10 Feb 2009
Lifetime: 


Mission details:


COLLISION BETWEEN COSMOS 2251 (1993-036A/22675) AND IRIDIUM 33 (1997-051C/24946):


Ref: #7(JR606, 608), #15, #225(09.01), #226 - update: 28.11.09