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Satellite Name: Intelsat 603 (IS-603, Intelsar 6 III, Intelsat 6 3)
Status: deorbited
Position: 80° W (80.2° W)
NORAD: 20523
Cospar number: 1990-021A
Operator: Intelsat
Launch date: 14-Mar-1990
Launch site: Cape Canaveral SFS
Launch vehicle: Commercial Titan III
Launch mass (kg): 4215
Dry mass (kg): 1910
Manufacturer: Boeing (Hughes)
Model (bus): HS-389
Orbit: Inclined
Expected lifetime: 13 yrs.
Call sign: S2399
Beacon(s): 3947.5RHCP, 3948.0RHCP, 3952.0RHCP, 3952.5, 11198LHCP, 11452LHCP
38 C-band and 10 Ku-band transponders. Broadcasting, business services, direct-to-home TV broadcasting, telecommunications, VSAT networks. The second stage of the booster failed to separate from the satellite and its perigee motor so that it stayed in low (nonoperational) Earth orbit until the Space Shuttle Endeavour re-boosted it to the right orbit in May 1992. Planned for relocation to 81W orbital location under Argentinian license (as of May 1 2013).
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