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Telstar 402-R



Telstar 402-R was an AT+T geostationary spacecraft launched by an Ariane rocket. The 6.4kW spacecraft replaced the failed 402 spacecraft launched in 1994 and provided 48 channels of direct television and telecommunications to the continental US for the next 13 years, after reaching the parking longitude of 89 deg W.

Alternate Names

  • 23670
  • Telstar402-R

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1995-09-24
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44L
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 3410 kg

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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