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Telstar 401

Atlas IIAS

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Telstar 401

Type: Communications

The Telstar 4 series was the successor to AT&T’s Telstar 3 series. The spacecraft were built on Lockheed Martin’s AS-7000 bus and featured 24 C-band and 16 Ku-band transponders.

Location

Launch Complex 36B

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

865 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.

Launch Complex 36B, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Atlas IIAS – Lockheed Martin

Family: Atlas
Length: 47.54 m
Diameter: 3.04 m
Launch Mass: 204 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 6580 kg

The Atlas IIAS was manufactured by Lockheed Martin with the first launch on 1993-12-16. Atlas IIAS has 30 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 30 launches. Atlas II was a member of the Atlas family of launch vehicles, which evolved from the successful Atlas missile program of the 1950s. It was designed to launch payloads into low earth orbit, geosynchronous transfer orbit or geosynchronous orbit. Sixty-three launches of the Atlas II, IIA and IIAS models were carried out between 1991 and 2004; all sixty-three launches were successes, making the Atlas II the most reliable launch system in history.

Agency

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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