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Skynet 2A



Skynet 2A was a communications satellite launched by NASA for the United Kingdom. A short circuit in the electronics package caused a vehicle failure.

Alternate Names

  • 07096
  • Skynet2A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1974-01-19
Launch Vehicle: Delta
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 129 kg

Funding Agencies

  • Ministry of Defence, UK (United Kingdom)
  • Unknown (United States)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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