LKO ComSat I (Archive) 

^^ Craft Information - Orbital Update - Return to Operations ^^

The first craft launched into orbit to begin establishing a low-orbital communications network that would allow craft in LKO to remain in contact with Mission Control at all times. An error during launch also allowed this craft to set a distance record that was not broken until the first satellite was sent to Mun!

Every now and then Mission Control needs to tweak the orbits of all or at least two LKO ComSats to account for drift in the craft orbit moving them out of optimal position to remain in constant connection with each other.

its orbital data has been updated to account for a 4-month operational gap as the KSA was shutdown due to government audit

Launched: 5/3/14 @ 15:00:11 UTC
Avg Velocity: 1.600km/s
Periapsis: 764.964km
Apoapsis: 793.642km
Eccentricity: 0.010396
Inclination: 1.251°
Orbital Period: 5,416.06s
Last Update: 9/3/15 @ 21:51 UTC
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