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TELSTAR 1 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 340
Int'l Code: 1962-029A
Perigee: 955.3 km
Apogee: 5,644.5 km
Inclination: 44.8 °
Period: 157.7 minutes
Semi major axis: 9670 km
RCS: 0.4943 m2 (medium)
Launch date: July 10, 1962
Source: United States (US)
Launch site: AIR FORCE EASTERN TEST RANGE (AFETR)

TELSTAR 1 was launched on top of a Thor-Delta rocket on July 10, 1962. It successfully relayed through space the first television pictures, telephone calls, fax images and provided the first live transatlantic television feed. Telstar 2 was launched May 7, 1963. Telstar 1 operated normally from launch until November 1962, when the command channel began to behave erratically. The satellite was turned on continuously to circumvent this problem. On November 23, 1962, the command channel ceased to respond. On December 20, the satellite was successfully reactivated, and intermittent data were obtained until February 21, 1963, when the transmitter failed.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1   340U 62029A   16237.22885369 -.00000102 +00000-0 -60986-3 0  9995
2   340 044.8013 148.2893 2424389 217.4500 328.2369 09.12859735805101
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC

N2YO: 421