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Class: Communications. Nation: Japan. Agency: TSCJ.

Medium-capacity Communications Satellite for Experimental Purposes . Launch vehicle Delta 2914. CS is a spin stabilized geostationary communications satellite. Characteristics of satellite: Weight approx 340 kg at an early stage in orbit, configuration: cylindrical, height 3.48 m, diameter 2.18m, Expected life more than three years.


Specification

Total Mass: 676 kg.


CS-1 Chronology


15 December 1977 Sakura Program: CS. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Delta 2914. Mass: 676 kg. Perigee: 36,169 km. Apogee: 36,176 km. Inclination: 10.5 deg.

Medium-capacity Communications Satellite for Experimental Purposes . Launch vehicle Delta 2914-137. Launch time 0047 UT. Geographical longitude on geostationary orbit: 135 deg E. CS is a spin stabilized geostationary communications satellite. Characteris tics of satellite: Weight approx 340 kg at an early stage in orbit, configuration: cylindrical, height 3.48 m, diameter 2.18m, Expected life more than three years.



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