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Hermes
Hermes
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Canadian communications satellite. Canadian Telecommunications Satellite project. Only one spacecraft launched. Communication, Experimental satellite built by Canadian Communications Research Center (CRC) for NASA, CSA, Canada. Launched 1976.

AKA: Communications Technology Satellite;Hermes. Status: Operational 1976. First Launch: 1976-01-17. Last Launch: 1976-01-17. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 500 kg (1,100 lb).


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Family: Communications, Geosynchronous orbit. Country: Canada. Engines: Star 27. Launch Vehicles: Thor, Delta, Delta 2914, Delta 2000. Launch Sites: Cape Canaveral, Cape Canaveral LC17B. Stages: Star 27. Agency: CRCSS. Bibliography: 2, 279, 6, 10929.

1976 January 17 - . 23:27 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC17B. LV Family: Thor. Launch Vehicle: Delta 2914.
  • CTS 1 - . Payload: Hermes. Mass: 500 kg (1,100 lb). Nation: Canada. Agency: CRCSS. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft: CTS. Completed Operations Date: 1979-12-08 . USAF Sat Cat: 8585 . COSPAR: 1976-004A. Apogee: 35,840 km (22,260 mi). Perigee: 35,704 km (22,185 mi). Inclination: 12.8000 deg. Period: 1,435.40 min.

    Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C). Positioned in geosynchronous orbit over the Americas at 116 deg W in 1976-79; over the Pacific Ocean 142 deg W in 1979 As of 5 September 2001 located at 135.36 deg W drifting at 0.161 deg W per day. As of 2007 Mar 10 located at 131.55W drifting at 0.190W degrees per day.



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