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Intelsat 905



Intelsat 905 is a geostationary communications spacecraft of the International ITSO consortium that was launched by an Ariane 44L rocket from Kourou at 06:44 UT. It will provide voice, video, and internet services to all countries adjoining the Atlantic Ocean through its 72 C-band and 22 Ku-band transponders after parking over 24.5 deg-W longitude. (It replaces the aging INTELSAT 603, which had been retrieved from a useless orbit by a space shuttle crew in 1992 and ejected back to be functional till 2002.)

Alternate Names

  • 27438
  • Intelsat905

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2002-06-05
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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