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Skynet 4F


Designation 26695 / 01005B
Launch date 7 Feb 2001
Country of origin United Kingdom
Mission Military: telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Ariane V139


Begin End Position
L: 7 Feb 2001 May 2007 5°E
Aug 2007 Sep 2019 34°W
Oct 2019   no recent TLE

End of life

Out of service late 2019
Cause sent to junk orbit

Contract value: £130 million including delivery-in-orbit of the satellite, with Ariane launch and operational control and in-orbit testing before turnover.

External resources

sat-index articles

Technical data


Its dry mass is 830 kg and 1489 kg total mass at lift-off. Would have 2 S-band transponders which is new for Skynet satellites.

Possible telemetry at 2252.5 MHz

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