0°00′N 168°58′W / 0°N 168.97°W / 0; -168.97

Intelsat 805
Mission typeCommunications
COSPAR ID1998-037A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.25371
Mission duration14 years (planned)
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeAS-7000
ManufacturerLockheed Martin
Launch mass3,524 kilograms (7,769 lb)
Start of mission
Launch dateJune 18, 1998, 22:48 (1998-06-18UTC22:48Z) UTC[1]
RocketAtlas IIAS AC-153
Launch siteCape Canaveral SLC-36A
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Now supersynchronous
Semi-major axis42,164 kilometres (26,199 mi)
Perigee altitude35,778.0 kilometres (22,231.4 mi)
Apogee altitude35,809.0 kilometres (22,250.7 mi)
Period1,436.1 minutes
EpochMay 6, 2017[2]
Band28 C Band, 3 Ku band
Coverage areaAmericas, Europe
Intelsat 8

Intelsat 805 is a communications satellite operated by Intelsat. Launched in 1998, it was operated in geostationary orbit at a longitude of 55.5 degrees west for around 14 years.


The launch of Intelsat 805 made use of an Atlas II rocket flying from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, United States. The launch took place at 22:48 UTC on June 18, 1998, with the spacecraft entering a geosynchronous transfer orbit. Intelsat 805 subsequently fired its apogee motor to achieve geostationary orbit.

Technical details


  1. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved May 5, 2017.
  2. ^ "INTELSAT 805". N2YO. Retrieved May 6, 2017.