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Syncom
Syncom -

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Class: Technology. Type: Communications. Nation: USA. Agency: NASA.

Experimental telecommunications satellite.


Specification

Total Mass: 39 kg.


Syncom Chronology


14 February 1963 Syncom I; Syncom 1 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Delta B. Mass: 39 kg. Perigee: 34,392 km. Apogee: 36,739 km. Inclination: 33.3 deg.

Experimental commsat; lost contact following orbital injection. Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C).


26 July 1963 Syncom 2 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Delta B. Mass: 39 kg. Perigee: 35,891 km. Apogee: 35,891 km. Inclination: 32.7 deg.

Experimental commsat; 1st geosynchronous satellite. Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C).


19 August 1964 Syncom 3 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Delta D. Mass: 39 kg. Perigee: 35,784 km. Apogee: 35,792 km. Inclination: 0.1 deg.

Experimental commsat; carried Star Flash experiment. Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C).



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STS-41-DSTS-41-D - Deployment of the Syncom IV (Leasat-2) satellite

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STS-41-DSTS-41-D - View of the Syncom IV satellite in orbit over the earth

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STS-51-ASTS-51-A - Syncom IV-1 satellite leaving Discovery's payload bay

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STS-51-DSTS-51-D - End effector of the Discovery's RMS with tools moves toward Syncom-IV

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STS-51-DSTS-51-D - Syncom-IV (LEASAT) satellite

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STS-51-ISTS-51-I - Astronaut James van Hoften on RMS tracking Syncom IV-3 after deployment

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STS-51-ISTS-51-I - Astronaut James van Hoften working with Syncom IV-3 satellite

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STS-51-ISTS-51-I - Astronaut James van Hoften working with Syncom IV-3 satellite

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STS-51-ISTS-51-I - Astronaut James van Hoften working with Syncom IV-3 satellite

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STS-32STS-32 - SYNCOM IV-5 satellite drifts over cloud-covered Earth after STS-32 deploymen

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