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INTELSAT 6 F-4, a communications satellite, was launched using a Titan launch vehicle for the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization. It carried 38 C-band and 10 K-band transponders to provide telephone, TV and data service to large ground stations and small terminals. It could accommodate 120,000 phone calls and 3 TV channels simultaneously. Built by Hughes Space and Communications Group, the new series satellite were the largest commsats flown to date. Located above 27.5 deg w, it absorbed the transmission demand over the north and south Atlantic area.

Alternate Names

  • 20667

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1990-06-23
Launch Vehicle: Titan
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 2560.0 kg

Funding Agency

  • International Telecommunications Satellite Corporation (International)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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