Intelsat 702, STRV 1A & 1B

Launch Time
Fri Jun 17, 1994 07:07 UTC

Flight V64.


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 702

Intelsat 701 (also known as IS-702 and Intelsat 7-F2) is a geostationary communication satellite that was built by Space Systems/Loral (SSL). It is located in the orbital position of 32.9 degrees east longitude and it is currently in an inclined orbit. The same is owned by Intelsat. The satellite was based on the HS-601 platform and its estimated useful life was 15 years.

The satellite was successfully launched into space on June 17, 1994, at 07:07:19 UTC, using an Ariane 44L vehicle from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana, together with the satellites STRV 1A and STRV 1B. It had a launch mass of 3,695 kg.

The Intelsat 702 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: 3,695.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit

STRV 1A & 1B

Space Technology Research Vehicle or STRV was a series of British microsatellites which operated in elliptical orbits around the Earth. The satellites were built by the Defence Research Agency at Farnborough, for the UK Ministry of Defence.

STRV 1A and STRV 1B are cube-shaped micro-satellites each with a mass of 50 kg. They were launched into orbit to test new solar cells and measure the static charge on their surfaces.

Payloads: 2
Total Mass: 100.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


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



36th orbital launch attempt


55th mission
2nd mission of 1994
51st successful mission
1st consecutive successful mission

Ariane 4

36th mission
2nd mission of 1994
34th successful mission
1st consecutive successful mission