Satcom-K1 and Satcom-K2 were the two third-generation satellites operated by RCA Americom. Built on the AS-4000 bus by Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin), both were launched on two different shuttle missions in 1985 and 1986. Satcom-K1 was the last major commercial satellite ever deployed from the Space Shuttle, which were discontinued after the 1986 Challenger disaster
- Requires the Space Shuttle addon to be installed first.
- Shuttle missions STS-61-B and STS-61-C will be modified by this addon upon installation
|Deployed from STS-61-B (Atlantis)|
|Deployed from STS-61-C (Columbia)|
Satcom-K1 deploying from STS-61-C (Columbia), the last shuttle-deployed satellite before the 1986 Challenger disaster
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