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Intelsat IV Press Kit 011772

Intelsat IV Press Kit 011772

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SNATIONAL
AERONAUTICS
AND
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SPACE
ADMINISTRATION
Washington,
D.
C.
20546202-755-8370
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FOR
RELEASE:
MONDAY
PMs,
S
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se.,
NO.
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January
17,
1972
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PROJECT:
INTELSAT
IV
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contents
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GENERAL
RELEASE
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THE
SPACECRAFT
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4
STHE
LAUNCH
VEHICLE
---------------------5*
THE
LAUNCH
WINDOW
----------------------
6
THE
INTELSAT
TEAM
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7
THE
INDUSTRY
TEAM
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FLIGHT
EVENTS
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January
13,
1972
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NATIONAL
AERONAUTICS
AND
SSPACE
ADMINISTRATION
Washington,
D.
C.
20546
Phone:
(202)
755-8370
FOR
RELEASE:
Howard
Allaway
MONDAY
PMs,
(Phone:
202/755-3680)
January
17,
1972
LarryHastings
(Comsat)
(Phone:
202/554-6100)
RELEASENO:
72-9
NASA
TO
LAUNCH
INTELSAT
IV
The
third
in
a
series
of
Intelsat
IV
commercial
com-
munications
satellites
will
be
launchedaboard
an
Atlas-
Centaur
rocket
from
CapeKennedy,
Fla,
by
the
National
Aeronautics
and
Space
Administration
no
earlier
than
Jan.
19.
This
spacecraft
will
add
12
television
channels
tothe
36
now
available
between
the
U.S.
and
othernaticns.
Com-
munications
satellites
are
the
only
means
by
which
TV-can
be
transmitted
overseas.
Intelsat
IV
(F-4)
can
carry
5,000
to
6,000
two-way
telephone
conversations
under
average
con-
ditions.
-
more
-
January
13,
1972
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The
Atlas-Centaur
launch
vehicle
will
placethe
satellite
in
a
highly
elliptical
orbit
ranging
from
approximately
563
to
36,800
kilometers
(350
to
22,300
statute
miles).
After
checkout
and
orientation
of
the
spacecraft
a
solid
propellant
rocket
motor
aboard
thespacecraft
will
be
fired
to
circularize
the
orbit
at
Ssynchronous
altitude
(36,800
kilometers
or
22,300
statute
miles).
At
thisaltitude
the
speed
of
the
spacecraft
in
orbit
matches
the
rotational
speed
of
the
Earth
so
that
it
appears
to
hoverover
one
spot.
By
the
firing
of
small
gas
jets
aboard
the
spacecraft
it
can
be
allowed
to
drift
in
orbit
and
then
be
positioned
accurately
at
any
desired
point
on
the
equator.
This
particular
Intelsat
IVis
intended
for
use
over
the
Pacific
Ocean.
The
new
satellite,
like
others
in
the
global
com-
mercial
communicationssystem,
is
owned
by
the
International
i
Communications
Consortium
(Intelsat).
The
Communications
Satellite
Corporation
(Comsat),
the
United
States
member,
acts
as
spacecraft
manager
on
behalf
ofthe
other
81
nations
in
the
consortium.
NASA
is
reimbursed
for
all
costs
ofAtlas-Centaur
and
launch
services
by
Intelsat,
under
provisions
of
the
Communications
Satellite
Act
of
1962,
-
more
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