Intelsat 701

Launch Time
Fri Oct 22, 1993 06:46 UTC

Last flight of Ariane 44LP with a classic H10 stage. Flight V60.


Ariane 44LP
Image Credit: Arianespace
Status: Retired
Liftoff Thrust: 5,800 kN
Payload to GTO: 4,220 kg
Stages: 3
Strap-ons: 4
Rocket Height: 58.72 m

Mission Details

Intelsat 701

Intelsat 701 (also known as IS-701 and Intelsat 7-F1) is a geostationary communication satellite that was built by Space Systems/Loral (SSL). It is located in the orbital position of 29.5 degrees east longitude and it is currently in an inclined orbit. The same is owned by Intelsat. The satellite was based on the LS-1300 platform and its estimated useful life was 15 years.

The satellite was successfully launched into space on October 22, 1993, at 06:46:00 UTC, using an Ariane 44L vehicle from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana. It had a launch mass of 3,642 kg.

Intelsat 701 is equipped with 26 transponders in the C band and 10 in the Ku band to provide broadcasting, business-to-home services, telecommunications, and VSATnetworks.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 3,642.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


ELA-2, Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana, France



71st orbital launch attempt


51st mission
5th mission of 1993
48th successful mission
24th consecutive successful mission

Ariane 4

32nd mission
5th mission of 1993
31st successful mission
24th consecutive successful mission