Intelsat 802
Mission typeCommunications
COSPAR ID1997-031A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.24846
Mission duration14 years
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeAS-7000
ManufacturerLockheed Martin
Launch mass3,447 kilograms (7,599 lb)
Start of mission
Launch dateJune 25, 1997, 01:07:42 (1997-06-25UTC01:07:42Z) UTC[1]
RocketAriane-44P H10-3
Launch siteKourou ELA-2
End of mission
DeactivatedOctober 2010 (2010-11)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Now supersynchronous
Longitude174° W (original)
55.6° W (current)[2]
Semi-major axis427,820 kilometres (265,840 mi)[2]
Perigee altitude362,922 kilometres (225,509 mi)[2]
Apogee altitude365,299 kilometres (226,986 mi)[2]
Inclination4.9 degrees[2]
Period1,467.8 minutes[2]
EpochMay 5, 2017[2]
Band38 C Band, 6 Ku band
Coverage areaEurope, Africa, Asia
Intelsat 8

Intelsat 802 was a communications satellite operated by Intelsat. Launched in 1997 it was operated in geostationary orbit at a longitude of 174 degrees west for around fourteen years.


The second of six Intelsat VIII satellites to be launched, Intelsat 802 was built by Lockheed Martin. It was a 3,447-kilogram (7,599 lb) spacecraft. The satellite carried a 2xLEROS-1B apogee motor for propulsion and was equipped with 38 C Band transponders and 6 Ku band transponders, powered by 2 solar cells more batteries.[3] It was designed for a fourteen-year service life.[4]


The launch of Intelsat 802 made use of an Ariane 4 rocket flying from Guiana Space Centre, Kourou, French Guiana. The launch took place at 01:07 UTC on June 25, 1997, with the spacecraft entering a geosynchronous transfer orbit.[1] Intelsat 802 subsequently fired its apogee motor to achieve geostationary orbit.

See also


  1. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved May 5, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "INTELSAT 801". N2YO. Retrieved May 5, 2017.
  3. ^ Wade, Mark. "Intelsat". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved July 8, 2022.
  4. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "Intelsat-8 (801, 802, 803, 804) / NSS 803 → NSS 5". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved May 5, 2017.