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Skynet 4F



Skynet 4F is a British geosynchronous military communications spacecraft that was launched by an Ariane 44L rocket from Kourou at 23:05 UT. The 1.5 ton (with fuel) spacecraft carries a total of eight transponders in the SHF-, UHF-, and S-bands to provide secure communications after parking over either 1 deg-E or 6 deg-W.

Alternate Names

  • 26695
  • Skynet4F

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2001-02-07
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44L
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (British Solomon Islands)


  • Communications
  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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

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