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Intelsat 801



INTELSAT 801 is a geosynchronous communications spacecraft that was launched by an Ariane 44L rocket from Kourou in French Guiana to provide voice and video communications to the member countries in that consortium after parking at 174-E longitude. It carries six transponders in the Ku-band.

Alternate Names

  • 24742
  • Intelsat801

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1997-03-01
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44L
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

Funding Agency

  • International Telecommunications Satellite Corporation (International)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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