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Organization GE American Communications, Inc. (United States)
Mission type Communications
Launch date January 12, 1986 (1986-01-12)
Launch vehicle STS-61C
Carrier rocket Space Shuttle
Launch site Cape Canaveral, United States
COSPAR ID 1986-003B
Mass 1923.0 kg
Alternate Names 16482
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SATCOM KU-1 was a commercial communications satellites built by RCA and deployed by the STS 61-C shuttle mission. It provided C-band video, voice and data services to commercial and government users in the continental US, Alaska and Hawaii. It was stationed in a geosynchronous orbit at 81 degrees W.