Mission History

Below is a listing of previous Astrotech Space Operations missions.

GALAXY - 1R
Launch Date
August 22, 1992

GALAXY - 1R was the replacement satellite for GALAXY - 1, which was exclusively devoted to cable television.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Atlas I

EURECA
Launch Date
July 31, 1992

EURECA is a European scientific and technology mission, launched by the US Space Transportation System.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
STS-46 (Atlantis)

INTELSAT - K
Launch Date
June 9, 1992

INTELSAT - K is a single spacecraft purchased to meet critical requirements for Ku-band capacity over the Atlantic region, driven primarily by international broadcasters.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Atlas 2A

PALAPA - B4
Launch Date
May 13, 1992

Palapa-B is the second generation of communications satellites designed and built for Indonesia by Hughes Space and Communications Company.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Delta II

INTELSAT VI - F3 (PKM)
Launch Date
May 7, 1992

INTELSAT VI -F3 is a communication satellite for the International Telecommunication Satellite organization.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
STS-49 (Endeavour)

GALAXY - 5
Launch Date
March 13, 1992

GALAXY - 5 was used for general communications services, such as television relay, voice and data.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Atlas I

EUTELSAT - 2 F3
Launch Date
December 7, 1991

The satellite was launched into a highly supersynchronous transfer orbit, which required an additional perigee orbit maneuver.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Atlas II

LOSAT-X
Launch Date
July 3, 1991

The prupose of LOSAT-X was to gather multi-spectral data on ground-launched rocket plumes and the space environment. It also was used for development and testing of other technologies (wide field-of-view star camera).

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Delta II

AURORA II
Launch Date
May 29, 1991

AURORA II provided telephone, television, maritime, radio and emergency communications service for the northern state's long distance carrier, Alascom, as well as radio and data services for GE Americom.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Delta II

BS - 3H
Launch Date
April 18, 1991

BS - 3H was a part of the BS broadcasting satellite program. However, it was lost during a launch failure.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Atlas I

ASC-2
Launch Date
April 12, 1991

ASC-2 was a commercial communications satellite serving the US and Puerto Rico.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Delta II

INMARSAT 2 - F2
Launch Date
March 8, 1991

INMARSAT 2 - F2 will provide leased capacity and back up support to Inmarsat I-3 F4.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Delta II

NATO - IV A
Launch Date
January 7, 1991

NATO - IV A provides secure communications for government establishments.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Delta II

INMARSAT 2 - F1
Launch Date
October 30, 1990

INMARSAT 2 - F1 is located over the Pacific, providing lease capacity.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Delta II

BSB-R2
Launch Date
August 17, 1990

BSB-R2 is a UK TV broadcasting satellite known as Marco Polo 2. It joined a sister craft to provide high-power direct broadcast signals to UK users.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Delta II

INTELSAT VI - F4
Launch Date
July 23, 1990

INTELSAT VI - F4 was a communications satellite operated by Intelsat.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Titan III

INSAT - 1D (R)
Launch Date
June 12, 1990

INSAT - 1D (R) is a multifunctional satellite that provides telephone, television, and weather observation services for India.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Delta II

PALAPA - B2R
Launch Date
April 13, 1990

After being recovered in 1984 by the space shuttle crew and brought back to Earth, PALAPA - B2 was renamed B2R and was successfully relaunched.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Delta II

INTELSAT VI - F3
Launch Date
March 14, 1990

INTELSAT VI - F3 is a communications satellite operated by Intelsat. Following the launch failure, Intelsat commissioned NASA to launch a replacement perigee motor to raise the satellite's orbit. The satellite arrived in geostationary orbit on 21 May 1992.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Titan III

LOSAT (LACE/RME)
Launch Date
February 14, 1990

LACE (Low-Power Atmospheric Compensation Experiment) and RME (Relay Mirror Experiment) were two elements of an SDI effort to validate the technology needed to perform pointing, tracking, and laser beam relay functions for a ballistic missile defense system.

Launch Site
CCAFS
Vehicle
Delta II

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269 Spacecraft Successfully Processed To Date!