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Intelsat 906



Intelsat 906 is a geostationary communications spacecraft of the international Intelsat consortium (recently privatized as Intelsat Ltd.) that was launched by an Ariane 44L rocket from Kourou at 06:44 UT on 6 September 2002. It will provide internet, telephony and television broadcasts to Europe, Asia, and Australia through its 72 C- and 22 Ku-band transponders after parking over 64 deg-E longitude. It displaces Intelsat 804 which will then be moved to 176 deg-E to handle the increased cross-Atlantic demand.

Alternate Names

  • 27513
  • Intelsat906

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2002-09-06
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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