Skynet 5B: Know Everything About Skynet 5B

Name Description
Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Skynet 5B
Current Official Name of Satellite Skynet 5B
Country/Org of UN Registry United Kingdom
Country of Operator/Owner United Kingdom
Operator/Owner Ministry of Defense/Paradigm Secure Communications (wholly owned by EADS Astrium)
Users Military
Purpose Communications
Detailed Purpose
Class of Orbit GEO
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 52.8
Perigee (km) 35,700
Apogee (km) 35,803
Eccentricity 1.22E-03
Inclination (degrees) 0.07
Period (minutes) 1436.1
Launch Mass (kg.) 4,635
Dry Mass (kg.) 2,170
Power (watts) 6,000.00
Date of Launch 14-11-2007
Expected Lifetime (yrs.) 15
Contractor EADS Astrium
Country of Contractor France/UK/Germany
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Ariane 5
COSPAR Number 2007-056B
NORAD Number 32294
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