Intelsat 11 & Optus D2

Launch Time
Fri Oct 05, 2007 22:02 UTC

Flight V178.


Ariane 5 GS
Image Credit: Arianespace
Status: Retired
Payload to GTO: 6,600 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 2
Rocket Height: 47.0 m

Mission Details

Intelsat 11

Intelsat 11 is a communications satellite owned by Intelsat planned to be located at 43° W longitude, serving the Americas market. Intelsat 11 is intended to replace Intelsat 3R which is nearing the end of its design life. It was built by Orbital Sciences Corporation, as part of its GEOStar-2 line. Intelsat 11 was formerly known as PAS-11.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 2,491.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit

Optus D2

The two satellites of the Optus-D series will be based on Orbital's Star-2 platform and will carry 24 Ku-band transponders, with 8 backup channels also available, to provide fixed communications and direct television broadcasting services to Australia and New Zealand. The first satellite, Optus D1, will generate approximately 4.0 kilowatts of electrical power and is scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2005. The second satellite, Optus D2, will generate approximately 4.7 kilowatts of power and is scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2006. Financial details of the contract were not released.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 2,500.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


ELA-3, Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana, France



47th orbital launch attempt


166th mission
4th mission of 2007
159th successful mission
22nd consecutive successful mission

Ariane 5

34th mission
4th mission of 2007
30th successful mission
20th consecutive successful mission