Comstar's specifications

Prime contractor Hughes
Platform HS-351
Mass at launch 1516 kg
Mass in orbit 911 kg
Dimension 2.38 m diameter x 6.34 m height
Stabilization Spin stabilized (56 rpm)
DC power BOL: 570 W
Design lifetime 10 years

Equipped with two Ka-band beacons for propagation research (19 and 28.6 GHz).

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