Mission typeCommunications
OperatorIntelsat (1994-1998)
SES World Skies (1998-2014)
COSPAR ID1994-064A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.23305
Mission duration15 years design life
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerSpace Systems/Loral
Launch mass3,695 kilograms (8,146 lb)
Dry mass1,450 kilograms (3,200 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date06 October 1994, 06:35:02 (1994-10-06UTC06:35:02Z) UTC
RocketAtlas IIAS AC111
Launch siteCape Canaveral LC-36B
End of mission
DeactivatedOctober 2014 (2014-11)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Longitude47° W
Semi-major axis42,437 kilometres (26,369 mi)
Perigee altitude36,042.7 kilometres (22,395.9 mi)
Apogee altitude36,091.0 kilometres (22,425.9 mi)
Inclination5.9 degrees
Period1,450.1 minutes
EpochApril 28, 2017
Band26 C band
10 Ku band
Coverage areaAmericas, Africa, Europe, Atlantic Ocean
Intelsat VII
Launch of NSS-703.

NSS-703 (also known as Intelsat 703, IS-703 and Intelsat 7-F3) is a geostationary communication satellite that was built by Space Systems/Loral (SSL).[1] 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 and after sold to SES World Skies on November 30, 1998. 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 6, 1994, at 06:35:02, using an Atlas II vehicle from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, United States. It had a launch mass of 3,695 kg.

The NSS-703 is equipped with 26 transponders in C band and 10 in Ku band to provide broadcasting, business-to-home services, telecommunications, VSATnetworks.


  1. ^ NSS-703 Archived 2014-09-13 at the Wayback Machine. SES. Retrieved April 28, 2017.