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COMSTAR 1

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1976-042A

Description

COMSTAR 1 was launched May 13, 1976 from Cape Canaveral and was one of the four COMSTAR project spacecraft built by COMSAT. The project was designed to place domestic communications repeater satellites in orbit for domestic use. All systems operated nominally.

Alternate Names

  • COMSAT Domest Com Sat-D1
  • COMSTAR-F1
  • COMSTAR 1A
  • 08838
  • COMSTAR-A
  • COMSTAR 1-D1
  • COMSTAR1
  • 1976-042A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1976-05-13
Launch Vehicle: Atlas-Centaur
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 792 kg

Funding Agencies

  • Unknown International
  • Communications Satellite Corporation United States

Discipline

  • Communications

Additional Information

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

 

Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. Henry O. SloneProject ManagerNASA Lewis Research Center
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