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13/04/1974 The first commercially launched satelite Westar 1 flies to space

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Kuaizhou-1A launches Galaxy-1, the first Galaxy Space satellite (Yinhe-1)

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1990 AsiaSat 1 Relaunch after Space Shuttle retrieval

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Intelsat I -- "Early Bird" Communications Satellite

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From the Archives: June 18, 1983 - Anik satellite launch

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Satellite Launch

Westar 1 was the USA's 1st commercially launched geosynchronous communications satellite. The satellite was put into orbit at 99° W in the Clarke belt. In all, there were 7 Westar satellites, with 5 of them launched and operating under the Westar name.
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