Thor 5

Norway

Spacecraft n:

Norwegian spacecraft n: 5

Also referred as Thor 2B

Launch data:

Designation 32487 / 08006A
Launch date 11 Feb 2008 - 11:34 UT
Launch site B, LC-200/39
Launch vehicle  Proton-M Briz-M
Mission Commercial: Communications
Earth orbit on Feb 11.63:
Perigee / Apogee 517 x 36551 km
Inclination 49.04°
Period 652.19 min
Geostationary orbit on Feb 25.84:
Perigee / Apogee 35784 x 35791 km
Eccentricity 2.97E-04
Inclination 0.04°
Period 1436.13 min


Spacecraft data:

Prime contractor  Orbital Sciences Corp.
Operator Telenor Satellite Broadcasting
Platform  Orbital Sciences STAR-2
Mass at launch  1960 (2024?)kg
Dry Mass  kg
Basic shape  box
Dimension (m) 
Solar array  2 solar panels
Stabilization  
DC power  
Design lifetime  15 years

Location:

BeginPositionRemarks
  343 E initially located
 28-29 Feb 2008  manoeuvred off-station
 7 Mar 2008 359 E
0.72 W
 approching its operational longitude

25 Ku-band transponders. Direct-to-home and Internet to Scandinavia, eastern Europe and Middle East.

Mission details:


Ref.: #7(JR591), #78a, #225, #226 - update: 07.06.08