Satellite Iridium 5 (Iridium SV005) of Iridium Satellite LLC

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Iridium 5 (Iridium SV005)
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 05-05-1997
Expected Lifetime 8 yrs.
Contractor Motorola Satellite Communications Group
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Vandenberg AFB
Launch Vehicle Delta 2 7920
COSPAR Number 1997-020D
NORAD Number 24795
Comments According to Rod Sladen, the only person who tracks the Iridium system, Iridium 51 may have replaced Iridium 5, but its not certain at this time.


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