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DSCS II-02

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1971-095B

Description

The objectives of this spacecraft were to provide communication channels for the automatic voice, automatic digital, and secure voice communication networks of the Department of Defense. The cylindrical spacecraft, 2.74 m in diameter and 3.96 m high with eight solar array curved panels generating 520 w, carried single-frequency conversion transponders with a bandwidth of 410 MHz to carry up to 1300 duplex voice channels, or a million data bits per second.

Alternate Names

  • 05588
  • Defense Satellite Communications System II-02
  • DSCSII-02

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1971-11-03
Launch Vehicle: Titan
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 520 kg

Funding Agency

  • Department of Defense-Department of the Air Force (United States)

Discipline

  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

 
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