Intelsat 707

Launch Time
Thu Mar 14, 1996 07:11 UTC

Flight V84.


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 707

Intelsat 707 (also known as IS-707 and Intelsat 7-F7) is a geostationary communication satellite that was built by Space Systems/Loral (SSL). It is located in the orbital position of 53 degrees west 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 March 14, 1996, at 07:11, using an Ariane 4 vehicle from the Guiana Space Centre, Kourou, French Guiana. It had a launch mass of 4,180 kg. The Intelsat 707 carried 26 C band and 14 Ku band transponders to provide Europe and the Americas with 3 television channels and 22,500 telephone circuits after parking over the eastern coast of Brazil.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 4,175.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


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



16th orbital launch attempt


75th mission
3rd mission of 1996
70th successful mission
14th consecutive successful mission

Ariane 4

56th mission
3rd mission of 1996
53rd successful mission
14th consecutive successful mission