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The American Satellite Company (ASC) satellite deployed from payload bay
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Class: Communications. Nation: UK. Agency: Contel ASC.
Total Mass: 1,280 kg.
27 August 1985
ASC-1 Program: GTE. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Shuttle. Mass: 1,271 kg. Perigee: 35,778 km. Apogee: 35,796 km. Inclination: 0.0 deg.
Released by STS 51I 8/27/85; stationed at 81 deg E. C, Ku band communications satellite.
15 June 1988
Panamsat 1 Program: Panamsat. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44LP. Mass: 1,220 kg. Perigee: 35,784 km. Apogee: 35,792 km. Inclination: 0.1 deg.
Stationed at 45 deg W.
13 April 1991
ASC-2 / Spacenet F4 Program: GTE. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Delta 7925. Mass: 1,350 kg. Perigee: 35,780 km. Apogee: 35,794 km. Inclination: 0.0 deg.
Commercial business communications; stationed at 101 deg W. C, Ku band communications satellite.
- 2 - McDowell, Jonathan, The United Nations Registry of Space Objects, Harvard University, 1997. HTML when accessed: http://hea-www.harvard.edu/QEDT/jcm/space/un/un.html
- 6 - JPL Mission and Spacecraft Library, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 1997. HTML when accessed: http://msl.jpl.nasa.gov/home.html
- 279 - McDowell, Jonathan, Launch Log, October 1998. HTML when accessed: http://hea-www.harvard.edu/~jcm/space/log/launch.html
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