AKA: Early Bird. Status: Operational 1965. First Launch: 1965-04-06. Last Launch: 1965-04-06. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 39 kg (85 lb). Height: 0.59 m (1.93 ft).
In 1984, the satellite was briefly reactivated to celebrate ITSO's 20th anniversary. Spacecraft: Spin stabilized. Payload: Two 6 W transponders with 50 MHz bandwidth. No multiple access.240 voice circuits or one TV channel.
|Intelsat 1 F-1|
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Over Atlantic. Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C). Positioned in geosynchronous orbit at 28 deg W in 1965; 38 deg W in 1965-1966. As of 27 July 2001 located at 92.54 deg W drifting at 0.324 deg W per day. As of 2007 Jan 13 located at 47.74W drifting at 0.017E degrees per day.