Satellite INMARSAT 4 F3 of INMARSAT, Ltd.

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names INMARSAT 4 F3
Country of Operator/Owner United Kingdom
Operator/Owner INMARSAT, Ltd.
Users Commercial
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) -97.65
Perigee (km) 35775
Apogee (km) 35798
Eccentricity 0.00027279304496341
Inclination (degrees) 3.01
Period (minutes) 1436.1
Launch Mass (kg.) 5960
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts) 13000
Date of Launch 18-08-2008
Expected Lifetime 15 yrs.
Contractor EADS Astrium
Country of Contractor France/UK/Germany
Launch Site Baikonur Cosmodrome
Launch Vehicle Proton M
COSPAR Number 2008-039A
NORAD Number 33278
Comments 200 spot-beams to relay messages from mobile phones based on land, sea, or air.


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