LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Tue Nov 29 1994
United States Air Force

Orion 1

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

November 29, 1994 at 5:21 AM EST

(November 29, 1994 at 10:21 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

November 29, 1994 at 5:21 AM EST

(November 29, 1994 at 10:21 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

November 29, 1994 at 5:21 AM EST

(November 29, 1994 at 10:21 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Communications
    • The Orion 1 telecommunications satellite, launched in November 1994, was the first purchase of a European satellite by a US-based company. Its 34 Ku-band transponders serve Europe, the United States to the Rocky Mountains and parts of Canada and Mexico, providing video for broadcast and business television, high-speed Internet access and multimedia services, broadband and data networking.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

    Pad

    Launch Complex 36A