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Telstar 402



TELSTAR 402, an AT+T geostationary communications spacecraft, was launched by an Ariane rocket from the Kourou Space Center in French Guiana. The spacecraft could not be contacted soon after launch. Its backup, now named TELSTAR 402-R, was being readied for a launch in early 1995.

Alternate Names

  • 23249
  • Telstar402

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1994-09-09
Launch Vehicle: Ariane
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

Funding Agency

  • American Telephone and Telegraph Company (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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