Second heaviest satellite launched by Atlas 2AS into space at 4,723 kg
Operated by Intelsat S.A. of USA, Intelsat 901 is a commercial satellite launched for the purpose of communications.
Delivered via Atlas 2AS (launch vehicle) from Cape Canaveral, it was launched into space on 9 June 2001 and orbits the Earth as a GEO satellite. Intelsat 901 was constructed by Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems (USA).
Intelsat 901 has a launch mass of 4,723 kg (dry mass at 1,972 kg) and is expected to have a operational lifetime of 13 years. It navigates with the COSPAR ID 2001-024A and NORAD ID 26824.
Using its self-produced usable power of 10000 watts, Intelsat 901 orbits along the longitude of -28 degrees.
The satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,775km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,798km. Its orbit has an eccentricity of 2.73E-04 and it takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth.