INTELSAT 1-F1
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Object Name INTELSAT 1-F1
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Norad ID 1317
Cospar ID 1965-028A
Object Type Satellite
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The Early Bird (INTELSAT 1) was the first operational satellite for the COMSAT Corporation. The satellite was cylindrical in shape, measuring 710-mm diameter and 584-mm in height, and weighed 38.6 kg. The satellite was operated by COMSAT in cooperation with the International Telecommunications Satellite Consortium (INTELSAT). It was capable of television broadcast forwarding between Europe and the US.

Launch Date 1965-04-06
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Launch Site Air Force Eastern Test Range, Florida, USA
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Period: 1435.3 min
Inclination: 5.2°
Apogee: 35786.0 km
Perigee: 35755.0 km
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