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STS-51-I
STS-51-I
The American Satellite Company (ASC) satellite deployed from payload bay

Credit: NASA. 42,784 bytes. 483 x 471 pixels.


Class: Communications. Nation: UK. Agency: Contel ASC.
Specification

Total Mass: 1,280 kg.


ASC Chronology


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.



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