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Human Spaceflight Missions
The SAR-Lupe System consists of five identical satellites, which were launched in intervals of six months. It serves the German Federal Armed Forces as a national reconnaissance system for monitoring areas of interest.
EUTELSAT W (W2,W3,W4,W1R,HB6,W5)
DLR's satellite control center GSOC was awarded a contract by the EUTELSAT organization to perform the positioning of the W satellites.
EUTELSAT II (F1,F2,F3,F4,F5,F6)
The second generation of EUTELSAT's trans-European network for fixed and mobile communications was served by upto six medium power satellites.
TV-Sat 1 & 2
After a successful positioning, problems with the deployment of one solar panel prevented the use of the Ku-Band Tx-antenna and subsequently any TV broadcast services.
DFS Kopernikus 1,2,3
DFS-1: Successful positioning of the satellite by means of the classical 3-impulse method into its planned position of 23.5°.
Symphonie was a joint German-French telecommunications satellite programm. In June 1967, the governments of the French Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany signed an agreement on the definition, development, manufacture, launch and utilization of two experimental direct broadcasting telecommunications satellites as well as on the design and construction of two earth stations.
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