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Syncom 2

Thor Delta B

United States Air Force

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Syncom 2

Type: Communications

Syncom 2 was the first geosynchronous satellite. Although the period was 24 hours and the spacecraft remained at a nearly constant longitude, the orbit was inclined at 33 degrees so it was not truly geostationary but moved in an elongated figure eight pattern 33 degrees north and south of the equator.

Location

Space Launch Complex 17A

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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

Space Launch Complex 17A, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Agency

United States Air Force

Type: Government
Abbreviation: USAF

Country: USA

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