Intelsat 11
Mission typeCommunications
COSPAR ID2007-044B Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.32253
Mission duration15 years (planned)
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerOrbital Sciences
Launch mass2491 kg
Start of mission
Launch date5 October 2007, 22:02 (2007-10-05UTC22:02Z) UTC
RocketAriane 5 GS
Launch siteKourou, ELA-3
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeGeostationary orbit
Longitude43.0° West
Band16 C-band
18 Ku-band
Bandwidth36 MHz
Coverage areaAmericas and Europe

Intelsat 11 is a communications satellite owned by Intelsat and located at 43.0° West longitude, serving the Americas market.[1] Intelsat 11 replaced Intelsat 3R which was nearing the end of its design life.[2] Intelsat 11 was built by Orbital Sciences Corporation, as part of its STAR-2 line.[3] Intelsat 11 was formerly known as PAS-11. It was launched 5 October 2007 by an Ariane 5 GS.[4]

Intelsat 11 is designed to deliver C-band services to Intelsat's customers in the continental United States and also serve as DirecTV Latin America's Ku-band downlink for coverage of Brazil. Intelsat 11 is designed to assume the responsibilities of current customers for Intelsat 3R.[5]

In February 2023, Intelsat announced its intent to move Intelsat 11 to a backup satellite asset and allowing the satellite to drift to an inclined geosynchronous orbit with eventual intent to retire it to a graveyard orbit.[6]


  1. ^ "Intelsat 11". Retrieved 12 February 2023.
  2. ^ "Satellite Update – June 23, 2011". 23 June 2011. Retrieved 12 February 2023.
  3. ^ "Intelsat 11". Orbital Sciences Corporation.
  4. ^ "Arianespace boosts Intelsat 11 and Optus D2 into orbit". Arianespace. Archived from the original on 1 June 2008.
  5. ^ "Orbital-Built Intelsat-11 and Optus D2 Communications Satellites Successfully Launched". Northrop Grumman. 8 October 2007. Retrieved 12 February 2023.
  6. ^ Fromont, Pascal (2 February 2023). "Intelsat 11 Moves Closer to Well-Deserved Retirement". INTELSAT. Retrieved 12 February 2023.