Inmarsat-4 F1

INMARSAT / UK

Spacecraft n:

INMARSAT spacecraft n: 10


Launch data:

Designation 28628 / 05009A
Launch date 11 Mar 2005 - 21:42 UT
Launch site CC, SLC-41
Launch vehicle  Atlas-V 431 (AV-004)
Mission Commercial: Communications
Geostationary orbit on 23 Mar - 00:57 UT:
Perigee / Apogee 35582 x 35989 km
Inclination 2.99°
Period 1436.06 min

Version 1st flight of the rocket.

Spacecraft data:

Prime contractor  Astrium
Operator INMARSAT Ltd / London
Platform  Eurostar-3000GM
Mass at launch  5959 kg
Dry Mass  kg
Basic shape  Box+2 panels +dish antenna
Dimension  9.14 x 11.89
Solar array  2 vanes of solar panels
span: 45 m
Stabilization  
DC power  13000 W
Design lifetime  15 years - Still active

Location:

BeginPositionRemarks
 Mar 2005 ~8 E 
 ~6 Feb 2009 63 E manoeuvred off-station , drifting to E
 26 Feb 2009 143 E relocated
 Jan 2012 63.96 E 

Mission details:

Maritime communications satellite. Nearly the size of a double-decker bus; more than 600 channels.

Ref.: #3(SD393), #7, #14, #206, #225(09.01, 09.02), #226 - update: 11.02.12