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Satcom 1R

Also called Satcom 6


Designation 13984 / 83030A
Launch date 11 Apr 1983
Country of origin United States
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Thor Delta #167
Launch site Cape Canaveral


Begin End Position
L: 11 Apr 1983   139°W
< May 1992 May 1992 > 131°W

End of life

Out of service yes

Technical data


Prime contractor GE Astro Space
Platform GE-3000
Mass at launch 1120 kg
Mass in orbit approx. 600 kg
Length 1.63 m
Width 1.32 m
Height 0.99 m
Solar array 14.33 m span
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power  
Design lifetime 10 years


Main transponders 24
Backup transponders 4
Power 8.5 W
Bandwidth 36 MHz
EIRP max 36 dBW
Polarization linear H/V

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