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Intelsat 605

Also called IS-605


Designation 21653 / 91055A
Launch date 14 Aug 1991
Country of origin International
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Ariane V45


Begin End Position
L: 14 Aug 1991    
late 1991 late 1991 21.5°W
Jul 1992 Nov 1997 24.5°W
Dec 1997 Mar 2003 27.5°W
Apr 2003 Oct 2004 32.9°E
Dec 2004 Jan 2005 77°W, inclined
Apr 2005 Jan 2009 174°E, inclined

In early Sep 1997 the satellite experienced an "anomaly" with telemetry. For more safety, the fleet in AOR was redeployed. The telemetry problem affects the attitude control: the satellite is not reporting its location anymore. Therefore the position has to be computed by ground stations (by measuring signal strength). Those telemetry problems were solved in Dec 1997 so that the satellite could resume normal operations.

End of life

Out of service Jan 2009
Cause Moved to the junk orbit

sat-index articles

Technical data

Lyngsat transponder loading

Transponder frequency plan

EIRP coverage at 174°E (dBW)

Ku-band Eastern spot

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