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Telstar 7



Telstar 7 was an American geosynchronous communications spacecraft launched by an Ariane 44LP rocket from Kourou at 06:29 UT. The 3,800 kg spacecraft carried 24 C-band (37 W) and 24 Ku-band (100 W) transponders to provide voice and video transmissions to North and Central America after parking over 129 deg-W longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 25922
  • G-27
  • Galaxy 27
  • Telstar7

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1999-09-25
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44LP
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 3800 kg

Funding Agencies

  • Unknown (United States)
  • International Telecommunications Satellite Corporation (International)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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