Skynet 5A

United Kingdom


Spacecraft nº:

UK satellite nº: 37


Launch data:

Designation 30794 / 07007B
Launch date 11 Mar 2007 - 22:03 UT
Launch site Ko, ELA-3
Launch vehicle  Ariane-5ECA (V175)
Mission Military: Communications
Geostationary orbit on Mar 27.08:
Perigee / Apogee 35778 x 35798 km
Inclination 0.14°
Period 1436.18 min


Spacecraft data:

Prime contractor  EADS Astrium
Operator Paradigm Secure Communications
Platform  Eurostar 3000S
Mass at launch  4760 kg
Dry Mass 2170 kg
Basic shape  Box + 2 panels
Dimension (m) 4.5x2.9x3.7
34 span
Solar array  
Stabilization  
DC power  
Design lifetime  > million years

Location:

BeginEndPosition
   1° W

Was declared operational in May 2007.

Mission details:


Ref.: #7(JR578), #78a, #206, #207 - update: 29.09.07