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Intelsat 511


Designation 15873 / 85055A
Launch date 30 Jun 1985
Country of origin International
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Atlas Centaur
Launch site Cape Canaveral


Begin End Position
L: 30 Jun 1985    
Jan 1991 Jan 1991 27.5°W
late 1991 Sep 1992 63°E
Oct 1992 Feb 1993 177°E
Feb 1993 Nov 1994 177°E, went inclined
Feb 1995 Sep 1997 180°E, inclined
mid-Jun 1998 Aug 2003 29.5°W, inclined

End of life

Out of service Aug 2003
Cause Moved to the junk orbit

At 29.5°W the satellite will provide the cable restoration service (the average cable outage can last from 7 to 10 days)

In 1997, INTELSAT restored a total of 17 cable systems, and provided the equivalent to 200 units of 36 MHz, which generated revenues of US$ 24 million. Cable owners from the following countries have leased capacity on the INTELSAT 511 satellite in case of cable failure: Brazil, Canada, France, Iceland, Italy, Portugal, Venezuela, South Africa, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.

External resources

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Technical data


EIRP coverage (dBW)


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