Satellite Palapa D1 of PT Indosat

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Palapa D1
Country of Operator/Owner Indonesia
Operator/Owner PT Indosat
Users Commercial
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 150.97
Perigee (km) 35780
Apogee (km) 35792
Eccentricity 0.000142328494164532
Inclination (degrees) 0.07
Period (minutes) 1436.09
Launch Mass (kg.) 4100
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts) 6000
Date of Launch 31-08-2009
Expected Lifetime 15 yrs.
Contractor Thales Alenia Space
Country of Contractor France
Launch Site Xichang Satellite Launch Center
Launch Vehicle Long March 3B
COSPAR Number 2009-046A
NORAD Number 35812
Comments Third stage of rocket put it in a low transfer orbit, but was able to maneuver; reduced service life.


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