LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Sat Mar 01 1997
Arianespace

INTELSAT 801

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

February 28, 1997 at 8:07 PM EST

(March 1, 1997 at 1:07 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

February 28, 1997 at 8:07 PM EST

(March 1, 1997 at 1:07 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

February 28, 1997 at 8:07 PM EST

(March 1, 1997 at 1:07 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Communications
    • The Intelsat VIII-VIII/A series has been designed to meet the needs of Intelsat users throughout the system for improved C-band coverage and service. These spacecraft will incorporate six-fold C-band frequency reuse, two-fold frequency reuse of expanded C-band capacity, and the highest C-band power level ever for an Intelsat satellite. Consequently, Intelsat VIII will provide significantly more C-band capacity for public switched telephony and Intelsat Business Service, better quality for video services, and encourage new international VSAT applications.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Kourou, French Guiana

    Pad

    Ariane Launch Area 2