Intelsat 707
Intelsat 7-F7
Mission typeCommunications
COSPAR ID1996-015A [1]
SATCAT no.23816
Mission duration15 years (planned),
15 years (achieved)
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass4,180 kg (9,220 lb)
Dry mass1,450 kg (3,200 lb)
Power3600 watts
Start of mission
Launch date14 March 1996, 07:11:01 UTC[2]
RocketAriane 44P
Launch siteKourou, ELA-2
End of mission
DeactivatedJanuary 2011
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit[3]
RegimeGeostationary orbit
Longitude157° East
Band26 C-band
14 Ku-band
Coverage areaEurope, Americas, Brazil
Intelsat VII

Intelsat 707 (also known as IS-707 and Intelsat 7-F7) is a geostationary communications satellite that was built by Space Systems/Loral (SSL). It is located in the orbital position of 53° west longitude.. The satellite is owned by Intelsat. The satellite was based on the LS-1300 platform and its estimated useful life was 15 years.[4]


The satellite was successfully launched into space on 14 March 1996,[4] at 07:11:01 UTC, using an Ariane 4 vehicle from the Guiana Space Centre, Kourou, French Guiana.[4] It had a launch mass of 4,180 kg. The Intelsat 707 carried 26 C-band and 14 Ku-band transponders to provide Europe and the Americas with 3 television channels and 22,500 telephone circuits after parking over the eastern coast of Brazil.

See also


  1. ^ "Display: Intelsat 707 1996-015A". NASA. Retrieved 28 April 2017. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Report. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  3. ^ "INTELSAT 707". Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  4. ^ a b c Gunter, Krebs. "Intelsat-7A (706, 707, 708)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 28 April 2017.