Satcom-K 1 [RCA]
Satcom K1 and K2 were the third generation of geostationary comsats built for RCA Americom.
These satellites were built by RCA Astro, later GE, using their enlarged three-axis stabilized AS-4000 bus. They featured a 16 Ku--band transponder communications payload. Life time was 10 years.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||RCA Satcom → GE Satcom|
|Equipment:||16 (+4) Ku-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Mass:||1900 kg (1021 kg BOL)|
|Satcom K1||1986-003B||12.01.1986||CCK LC-39A||Shuttle [PAM-D2]||with Columbia F7 (STS 61-C)|
|Satcom K2||1985-109D||27.11.1985||CCK LC-39A||Shuttle [PAM-D2]||with Atlantis F2 (STS 61-B), Aussat A2, Morelos 2, OEX Target|