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Symphonie-B Press Kit

Symphonie-B Press Kit

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National
Aeronautics
and
Space
Administration
Washington.
D.C.
20546
AC
202755-8370
For
Release:
IMMEDIATE
PR
ES
S
IT
PROJ
ECT:
SYMPHONIE-B
RELEASE
NO:
75-234
Contents
GENERAL
RELEASE
...........................
1-4
DELTA
2914
LAUNCH
VEHICLE
.................
5
MAJOR
DELTA
114
SYMPHONIE
FLIGHTEVENTS
...6
LAUNCHOPERATIONS
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7
SYMPHONIE/DELTA
114
TEAM
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National
Aeronautics
andSpace
Administration
Washington.
DC
20546
AC
202
755-8370
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W
Fear
Release
Nicholas
Panagakos
Headquarters,
Washington,
D.C.
IMMEDIATE
1h
(Phone:
202/755-3680)
Joe
McRobertsGoddard
SpaceFlight
Center,
Greenbelt,
Md.
(Phone:
301/982-4955)
RELEASE
NO:
75-234
SYMPHONIE-P
SET
FOR
AUG.
26LAUN1CH
NASA
willlaunch
the
second
French/German
communicationssatellite
aboardaDeltarocket
from
Kennedy
Space
Center,
Fla.,no
earlier
than
Aug.
26.
The
launchmarks
the
47thtime
that
a
non-NASA
group
has
purchased
aDelta
and
complete
launch
services
from
the
space
agency.
CalledSymphonie-B,
the
experimental
satellite
still
test
and
demonstratecommunicationsequipment
for
television,
radio,
telephone,
telegraph
and
datatransmission.
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The
spacecraftwillprovide
the
equivalent
of
two
channels
of
color
televisiontransmission
and
eightvoice
channels,
or
1,200
telephone
circuits.
t
Traveling
at
a
speedthat
maintains
its
position
in
relation
to
the
Earth's
surface,
Symphoniewill
be
located
35,900
kilometers
(22,300miles)
over
the
equator
at 11.5
degrees
west
longitude.The
satellitewill
be
capable
of
transmitting
betweenground
stations
in
portions
of
SouthAmerica,Europe
and
Africa.
Weighing
402
kilograms
(886
pounds),the
spacecraft
has
a
diameter
of1.85
meters
(6.06feet)
and
a
height
of
0.5
m
(1.64
ft.)
and
includes
an
apogee
motor
engine
and
nozzle,
super highfrequency
antenna
feedand
reflectors,
reception
horn,
solar
sensors,
VHF
antennas
and three
attached
solarpanels
extending
outward
2.57
m
(8.3ft.)
from
the
spacecraft.Power
is
generated
by
the
solar
panels.Two
batteries
supply
power
for
spacecrafthousekeepingduring
eclipseswhen
transmittingequipment
cannot
beoperated.
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