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ACTS

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1993-058B

Description

The objectives of the Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS) include: (1) maintaining U.S. leadership in satellite communications; (2) providing advanced communications technology for NASA missions and other government agencies; (3) testing and verifying advanced technologies including high power, fast hopping spot-beam antennas, Ka Band (30/20 GHz) components, and on-board processing and switching; and (4) testing and demonstrating technologies through an experiment program with participation by telecommunications users, service, and product providers.

On 28 April 2004, ACTS was permanently shut down. It is electrically inert at this time. It will remain at 105 Re in an inclined geosynchronous orbit indefinitely.

Alternate Names

  • Advanced Communications Technology Satellite
  • 22796
  • 1993-058B

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1993-09-12
Launch Vehicle: Shuttle
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 2733 kg
Nominal Power: 1770 W

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Space Science Applications United States

Disciplines

  • Communications
  • Engineering

Additional Information

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

 

Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. James R. GreavesProgram ManagerNASA Headquartersjames.r.greaves@nasa.gov
Dr. Richard T. GedneyProject ManagerNASA Lewis Research Center
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