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Class: Technology. Type: Communications. Nation: Europe. Agency: ESA.

Comsat technology demonstration;19 deg W. Olympus-1 is a multi-payload communications satellite for direct TV broadcast in the bands of the 1977 Geneva Plan of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) (including a national beam to Italy) plus communication transponde s in the 14/12 GHz, 2nd 30/20 GHz bands. The latter are also used for a data relay experiment with ESA's EURECA satellite. Position on geostationary orbit 341 deg E.


Specification

Total Mass: 2,595 kg.


Olympus Chronology


12 July 1989 Olympus-1 Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Vehicle: Ariane 2/3. Mass: 2,595 kg. Perigee: 35,758 km. Apogee: 35,817 km. Inclination: 1.2 deg.

Commsat technology demonstration;19 deg W. Olympus-1 is a multi-payload communications satellite for direct TV broadcast in the bands of the 1977 Geneva Plan of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) (including a national beam to Italy) plus communication transponde rs in the 14/12 GHz, 2nd 30/20 GHz bands. The latter are also used for a data relay experiment with ESA's EURECA satellite. Position on geostationary orbit 341 deg E. Launch time 0014:00 UT.



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