Telstar 302

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Telstar 302
Telstar 302 in orbit.
Mission type Communications
Operator AT&TLoral Skynet
COSPAR ID 1984-093B
SATCAT no. 15237
Mission duration 10 years
Spacecraft properties
Bus LS-1300
Manufacturer Hughes
Launch mass 1,140 kilograms (2,510 lb)
BOL mass 653 kilograms (1,440 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date August 30, 1984, 12:41:50 (1984-08-30UTC12:41:50Z) UTC
Rocket Space Shuttle Discovery STS-41D
Launch site Kennedy LC-39A
Contractor NASA
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary
Longitude 45° west
Eccentricity 0.02136
Perigee altitude 34,776 kilometres (21,609 mi)
Apogee altitude 36,573 kilometres (22,725 mi)
Inclination 0.4°
Period 1,430.3 minutes
Epoch September 1, 1984
Band 24 C-band
Coverage area North America

Telstar 302 was a geostationary communication satellite built by Hughes, it was located at orbital position of 85 degrees west longitude and was operated by AT&T. The satellite was based on the HS-376 platform and its life expectancy was 10 years. Telstar 302 left service on September 5, 1997. The satellite was successfully launched into space on August 30, 1984, at 12:41:50 UTC, aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery during the STS-41D mission from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, United States, Along with the SBS 4 satellites and Leasat 2. It had a launch mass of 1,140 kg.[1]

Telstar 302 was equipped with 24 C band transponders to provide telecommunication service to North America (including U.S. state of Hawaii and Puerto Rico).


  1. ^ NASA, GSFC. 1984-093D. NSSDC Master Catalog. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
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