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WildBlue 1



WildBlue 1 is an American geostationary communications spacecraft that was launched by an Ariane 5 ECA rocket from Kourou at 22:08 UT on 08 December 2006. The 4.7 tonne (with fuel) craft carries several Ka-band transponders and spot-beams to provide high-speed internet connectivity in all states of America after parking over 111° W longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 29643
  • WildBlue1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2006-12-08
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

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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