Telstar 401

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Telstar 401
Mission type Communication
Operator AT&T Corporation
COSPAR ID 1993-077A
SATCAT no. 22927
Mission duration 4 years
Spacecraft properties
Bus AS-7000
Manufacturer Lockheed Martin
Launch mass 3,375 kilograms (7,441 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 16 December 1993, 00:40:02 (1993-12-16UTC00:40:02Z) UTC
Rocket Atlas IIAS AC-108
Launch site Cape Canaveral LC-36B
End of mission
Last contact 11 January 1997, 11:15 (1997-01-11UTC11:16Z) UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary
Perigee 35,784 kilometers (22,235 mi)
Apogee 35,790 kilometers (22,240 mi)
Inclination 0.0 degrees
Period 1436.11 minutes
Epoch 16 January 1994[1]

Telstar 401 is a communications satellite owned by AT&T Corporation, which was launched in 1993 to replace Telstar 301. It was rendered inoperable by a magnetic storm in 1997.

At the time of its loss it served as the home base for TV networks such as Fox Broadcasting, CBS, PBS, ABC, and UPN.

The satellite is now space debris, remaining in geosynchronous orbit.


  1. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 

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