Intelsat 701
Mission typeCommunications
COSPAR ID1993-066A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.22871
Mission duration15 years design life
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerSpace Systems/Loral
Launch mass3,642 kilograms (8,029 lb)
Dry mass1,450 kilograms (3,200 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date22 October 1993, 06:46 (1993-10-22UTC06:46Z) UTC
RocketAriane 44LP H10
Launch siteKourou ELA-2
End of mission
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Longitude29.5° W
Semi-major axis42,164 kilometres (26,199 mi)
Perigee altitude35,776.5 kilometres (22,230.5 mi)
Apogee altitude35,810.9 kilometres (22,251.9 mi)
Inclination4.1 degrees
Period1,436.1 minutes
Band26 C band
10 Ku band
Intelsat VII

Intelsat 701 (also known as IS-701 and Intelsat 7-F1) is a geostationary communication satellite that was built by Space Systems/Loral (SSL). It is located in the orbital position of 29.5 degrees east longitude and it is currently in an inclined orbit. The same is owned by Intelsat. The satellite was based on the LS-1300 platform and its estimated useful life was 15 years.

The satellite was successfully launched into space on October 22, 1993, at 06:46:00 UTC, using an Ariane 44L vehicle from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana. It had a launch mass of 3,642 kg.

The Intelsat 701 is equipped with 26 transponders in C band and 10 in Ku band to provide broadcasting, business-to-home services, telecommunications, VSATnetworks.