LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Mon Dec 22 1997
Arianespace

INTELSAT 804

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

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(12:16 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

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(12:16 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

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(12:16 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

Rocket Details

Name:

Ariane 42L

Description:

The Ariane 4 was an expendable space launch system, developed by the Centre national d'études spatiales (CNES), the French space agency, for the European Space Agency (ESA). It was manufactured by ArianeGroup and marketed by Arianespace. Since its first flight on 15 June 1988 until the final flight on 15 February 2003, it attained 113 successful launches out of 116 total launches.

Ariane 42L rocket
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

Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana

Pad

Ariane Launch Area 2