Telstar 302 in orbit.
|Operator||AT&T → Loral Skynet|
|Mission duration||10 years|
|Launch mass||1,140 kilograms (2,510 lb)|
|BOL mass||653 kilograms (1,440 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||August 30, 1984, 12:41:50UTC|
|Rocket||Space Shuttle Discovery STS-41D|
|Launch site||Kennedy LC-39A|
|Perigee altitude||34,776 kilometres (21,609 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||36,573 kilometres (22,725 mi)|
|Epoch||September 1, 1984|
|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.