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Intelsat V F-8

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Intelsat V F-7 → Intelsat 507
Mission typeCommunication
COSPAR ID1984-023A[1]
SATCAT no.14786[2]
Mission duration13 years
Spacecraft properties
BusIntelsat-V bus
ManufacturerFord Aerospace
Launch mass1,928.2 kilograms (4,251 lb)[3]
BOL mass1,012 kilograms (2,231 lb)[3]
Start of mission
Launch dateMarch 05, 1984, 00:50:03 (1984-03-05UTC00:50:03Z) UTC[4]
RocketAriane 1[5]
Launch siteKourou ELA-1[5]
End of mission
DeactivatedAugust, 1996 (1996-08-05)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric[2]
Longitude180° W (original position)
33° E (current position)[2]
Semi-major axis43,021 kilometers (26,732 mi)[2]
Perigee altitude36,580.8 kilometers (22,730.3 mi)[2]
Apogee altitude36,720.2 kilometers (22,816.9 mi)[2]
Inclination16.0 degrees[2]
Period1,480.1 minutes[2]
EpochApril 23, 2017[2]
Band21 C-band
4 Ku band
Intelsat V

Intelsat 508, previously named Intelsat V F-8, was a communications satellite operated by Intelsat. Launched in 1984, it was the eighth of fifteen Intelsat V satellites to be launched. The Intelsat V series was constructed by Ford Aerospace, based on the Intelsat-V satellite bus. Intelsat V F-8 was part of an advanced series of satellites designed to provide greater telecommunications capacity for Intelsat's global network.

The satellite was successfully launched into space on October 19, 1983, at 00:45 UTC, by means of an Ariane 1 vehicle from the Guiana Space Centre, Kourou, French Guiana. It had a launch mass of 1,928 kg.[6] The Intelsat V F-8 was equipped with 4 Ku-band transponders more 21 C-band transponders for 12,000 audio circuits and 2 TV channels.


  1. ^ "INTELSAT 5 F-8". National Space Science Data Center. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Intelsat 508". Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Intelsat-5". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  4. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Wade, Mark. "Launch Log". Astronautix. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  6. ^ "INTELSAT 508". TSE. Retrieved April 23, 2017.

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