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Syncom 3


Designation 00858 / 64047A
Launch date 19 Aug 1964
Country of origin United States
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit  
Launch vehicle Thor Delta #25
Launch site Cape Canaveral

First geostationary satellite. Used to broadcast Tokyo's Olympic Games to the US in October 1964 and then for military links to Vietnam.

End of life

Out of service yes

External resources

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Technical data

Transmission payload

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