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Designation 07318 / 74039A
Launch date 30 May 1974
Country of origin United States
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit 95°W
Launch vehicle Titan 3 #78
Mass at launch 930 kg

Numerous telecommunications experiments were carried out. With the satellite's 9 m antenna only small Earth antennas were needed. Scholar TV was provided to american children in the Rockies and Alaska. It was also used by SITE (Satellite Instructional Television Experiment) in 1975 to try and solve educational problems of India (half success). It also enabled communications between 2 unmanned spacecrafts.

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End of life

Out of service 30 Jun 1979

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