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Intelsat 806



Intelsat 806 was a geosynchronous communications spacecraft of the 142-nation consortium launched by an Atlas 2AS rocket from Cape Canaveral. It was the latest member of the current Intelsat fleet, now totalling 26 spacecraft. It was parked over the Atlantic ocean enabling voice and video communications to Europe and the Americas by means of its 28 C-band and 6 Ku-band transponders after parking at 40 degrees W.

Alternate Names

  • 25239
  • Intelsat806
  • NSS 806

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1998-02-28
Launch Vehicle: Atlas 2AS
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 1595 kg

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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