Intelsat 706

Launch Time
Wed May 17, 1995 06:34 UTC

First Ariane 44LP with an H10-3 stage. Flight V73.


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 706

Intelsat 706 (also known as IS-706 and Intelsat 7-F6) is a geostationary communication satellite that was built by Space Systems/Loral (SSL). It is located in the orbital position of 157 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 Intelsat 706 is equipped with 26 transponders in the C band and 10 in the Ku band to provide broadcasting, business-to-home services, and telecommunications. It was positioned over the Atlantic Ocean and has the transponder capacity to relay 110,000 telephone calls simultaneously.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 4,180.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


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



26th orbital launch attempt


64th mission
3rd mission of 1995
59th successful mission
3rd consecutive successful mission

Ariane 4

45th mission
3rd mission of 1995
42nd successful mission
3rd consecutive successful mission