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Rainbow 1



RAINBOW 1 is an American geostationary communications satellite that was launched by an Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral at 23:45 UT on 17 July 2003. The 4.3 tonne satellite will provide direct-to- home television services in the contiguous United States through its several transponders. Parking longitude is not available.

Alternate Names

  • 27852
  • Rainbow1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2003-07-17
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (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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