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SATCOM KU-1

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1986-003B

Description

SATCOM KU-1 was a commercial communications satellites built by RCA and deployed by the STS 61-C shuttle mission. It provided C-band video, voice and data services to commercial and government users in the continental US, Alaska and Hawaii. It was stationed in a geosynchronous orbit at 81 degrees W.

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1986-01-12
Launch Vehicle: Shuttle
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 1923 kg

Funding Agency

  • GE American Communications, Inc. (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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