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Telstar 402


Designation 23249 / 94058A
Launch date 9 Sep 1994
Country of origin United States
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit was expected in slot 89°W
Launch vehicle Ariane V67

Cost: $200 million

End of life

Out of service 9 Sep 1994
Cause Explosion after pressurisation
Decay 15 Nov 2004

The second of two pyrovalve firings to enable its propulsion system set off an explosion and a disastrous leak. A lawsuit by AT&T and a countersuit by Lockheed Martin were settled out of court in 1995 on this subject.

External resources

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Technical data

Transponder frequency chart
Ku-band Transponder frequency chart

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