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In-orbit configuration of ESA's OTS-2 telecom satellite
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- Title In-orbit configuration of ESA's OTS-2 telecom satellite
- Released 13/05/1978 2:54 pm
- Copyright ESA
Launched 12 May 1978, the highly successful OTS-2 was not retired from geostationary orbit until January 1991. ESA's Orbital Test Satellite (OTS) project demonstrated technologies and techniques for a new generation of telecommunications satellites, leading directly to the ECS and Marecs designs. OTS-1 was lost in the failure of its US Delta launcher on 14 September 1977.