Mission History

Below is a listing of previous Astrotech Space Operations missions.

BSB-R1
Launch Date
August 27, 1989

British Satellite Broadcasting-R1 (BSB-R1) was a British television direct broadcasting satellite also known as Marcopolo 1.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Delta II

PALAPA - B2P
Launch Date
March 20, 1987

PALAPA - B2P was the third PALAPA - B satellite ordered and successfully launched on a Delta II rocket in 1987.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Delta II

SATCOM-KU1
Launch Date
January 12, 1986

SATCOM-KU1 was a commercial communications satellites built by RCA and deployed by the STS 61-C shuttle mission.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
STS-61C (Columbia)

AUSSAT-2 / MORELOS-B / SATCOM-KU2
Launch Date
November 26, 1985

Three communications satellites were deployed during the STS-61B shuttle mission: MORELOS-B (Mexico), AUSSAT-2 (Australia) and SATCOM-KU2 (RCA Americom).

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
STS-61B (Atlantis)

ASC-1 / AUSSAT-1
Launch Date
August 27, 1985

ASC-1 and AUSSAT-1 were two communications satellites deployed by the crew of STS-51I.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
STS-51I (Discovery)

ARABSAT-A (PAM-D) / MORELOS A / TELSTAR-3D
Launch Date
June 17, 1985

Three communications satellites were deployed by STS-51G: MORELOS-A, for Mexico; ARABSAT-A, for Arab Satellite Communications Organization; and TELSTAR-3D, for AT&T.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
STS-51G (Discovery)

TELESAT-1 (PAM-D)
Launch Date
April 12, 1985

TELESAT-1 was a communications satellite deployed by STS-51D. PAM-D motor is the payload assist module, which was processed at Astrotech Space Operations in Florida.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
STS-51D (Discovery)

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267 Spacecraft Successfully Processed To Date!