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TerreStar 1



TerreStar 1 is an American communications satellite launched on an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou on 01 July 2009 at 17:52 UT. TerreStar 1 has a mass of approximately 6,910 kg, and an 18 m deployable reflector. From a geostationary orbit at 111° W, the satellite will provide North American customers voice, data and video transmission services via handheld devices. The satellite has a design lifetime of 15 years.

Alternate Names

  • 35496
  • TerreStar1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2009-07-01
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5
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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