Satellite Iridium 10 (Iridium SV010) of Iridium Satellite LLC

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Iridium 10 (Iridium SV010)
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner Iridium Satellite LLC
Users Government/Commercial
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Polar
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 776
Apogee (km) 779
Eccentricity 0.000209863588667366
Inclination (degrees) 86.4
Period (minutes) 100.4
Launch Mass (kg.) 689
Dry Mass (kg.) 556
Power (watts) 1,400 (EOL)
Date of Launch 18-06-1997
Expected Lifetime 8 yrs.
Contractor Motorola Satellite Communications Group
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Baikonur Cosmodrome
Launch Vehicle Proton K
COSPAR Number 1997-030D
NORAD Number 24839
Comments 66 satellite constellation with 13 spares; 15-20 ground stations with master control complex in Landsdowne, VA; backup in Italy, third engineering center in Chandler, AZ; Filed for Chapter 11 in 2000; started to let system deorbit. Iridium Satellite LLC purchased assets of Iridium LLC. DoD stepped in-- renewable DoD contract; unlimited airtime to 20,000 govt. workers; mobile voice, data and paging


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