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Telstar 401

Atlas IIAS

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Telstar 401

  • Type: Communications
  • Orbit: Geostationary Orbit

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

Launch Complex 36B has witnessed the launch of 76 rockets, including 76 orbital launch attempts, while Cape Canaveral, FL, USA, has been the site for 931 rocket launches.

Launch Complex 36B

Rocket


Lockheed Martin Atlas IIAS

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

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the air service branch of the United States Armed Forces, and is one of the eight uniformed services of the United States. Originally created on 1 August 1907, as a part of the United States Army Signal Corps, the USAF was established as a separate branch of the United States Armed Forces in 1947 with the enactment of the National Security Act of 1947.

United States Air Force
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