Syncom 2

Overview

Destination: Geosynchronous Orbit
Mission: Communications

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

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.

Thor Delta B

Family: Thor
Configuration: Delta B

American orbital launch vehicle family with Thor first stage and a delta second stage.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    31.0 m
  • Diameter
    2.44 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    2.44 m
  • Launch Mass
    51 T
  • Thrust
    667 kN
Family
  • Name
    Thor Delta B
  • Family
    Thor
  • Variant
    Delta B
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Thor Delta B
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $9590000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    370 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    68 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

McDonnell Douglas

McDonnell Douglas

(MDC)

Successes: 0 Failures: 0 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

WIKI

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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