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Intelsat v-D Press Kit

Intelsat v-D Press Kit

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National
Aeronautics
andSpace
Administration
Washington.
DC
20546
AC
202
755-8370
mO
11O
For
Release
IMM4EDIATE
Press
Kit
Project
Intelsat
V-D
RELEASE
NO:
82-30
Contents
GENERALRELEASE
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1
ATLAS
CENTAUR
LAUNCHVEHICLE
STATISTICS.........
3
LAUNCH
OPERATIONS
...................
4
LAUNCH
SEQUENCE
FORINTELSAT
V-D...........
.
............
5
THE
NASA
INTELSAT
TEAM
.
6
..........
CONTRACTORS...........................................
**
...7
February
26,
1982
 
NASA^
News
National
Aeronautics
and
SpaceAdministrationWashington
DC
20546
AC
202755-8370
ForRelease
Dick
McCormack
Headquarters,Washington,
D.C.
IMMEDIATE
(Phone:
202/755-8104)
RELEASE
NO:
82-30
INTELSAT
SATELLITE
SCHEDULEDFOR
LAUNCH
Intelsat
V-D,
the
fourth
of
a
new
series
of
nineinter-
national
telecommunicationssatellites
owned
and
operated
bythe
105-nation
International
TelecommunicationsSatellite
Organiza-
tion(Intelsat),
is
scheduled
tobe
launched
by
the
NASA
KennedySpace
Centei
on
board
an
AtlasCentaur
launchvehicle
no
earlier
than
March
4,
1982,from
Cape
Canaveral,
Fla.
The
three
Intelsat
Vswere
successfullylaunched
by
NASA
in
December
]'80,
May
1981
and
December
1981.
Intelsat
V-D
weighs
1,928
kilograms
(4,251pounds)
at
launch
andhas
almost
double
the
communicationscapability
of
early
satellites
in
the
Intelsat
series
--
12,000
voice
circuits
and
twocolor
television
channels.
It
will
be
positioned
in
geosyn-
chronous
orbit
over
the
Indian
Ocean
as
the
prime
Intelsat
satel-
lite
to
provide
communications
services
between
Europe,
the
Middle
East
andthe
Far
East.
February
26,
1982
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-2-
Intelsat
V
satellites
are
built
by the
Ford
Aerospace
and
Communications
Corp.,
Palo
Alto,
Calif.,
using
system componentsdeveloped
by
firms
in the
United
Kingdom,France,
the
Federal
Republic
of
Germany,
Italy
and
Japan.The
International
Telecommunications
Satellite
Organization
is
headquartered
in
Washington,
D.C.
NASA
is
reimbursed
for
all
costs
of
the
Atlas
Centaur
and
launch
servicesunder
the
provi-sions
of
a
launchservicesagreementsigned
in
May
last
year.
The
Atlas
Centaur
(AC-58)
will place
the
Intelsat
V-D
into
a
highlyelliptical
transferorbitranging
from
144.8
to
35,807
kilometers
(90 to
22,254 miles)
perigee
to
apogee.
It
is
fromthis
orbit
at
apogee
that
a
solid
propellant
rocket
motorattached
to
the
satellitewill
be
fired
to
circularize
the
orbit
at
geosynchronous
altitude
over
the
equator.
At
that
altitude,
because
the
speed
of
the
satellite
in
orbit matches
therota-
tional speed
of
the
Earth,
the
satellite
remains
in
position
overone
spot.
NASA's
Lewis
Research
Center,
Cleveland,
Ohio,
has
manage-
ment
responsibility
for
Atlas
Centaur development
and
operation.
NASA's Kennedy
Space Center,
Fla.,
is
assigned
vehiclecheckout
and
launchresponsibility
once
the
Atlas Centaur
reaches
CapeCanaveral.
Overall
direction
of
the
NASAexpendablelaunchvehicle
pro-
gran
is
vested
inthe
Office
of
Space
TransportationOperations
in
Washington,
D.C.(END
OF
GENERAL
RELEASE;
BACKGROUND
INFORMATIONFOLLOWS.)
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