|Start date||July 26, 1963|
|Launcher||Delta B 20|
|Launch site||LC-17 , Cape Canaveral , Florida|
|Mass in orbit||40 kg|
|Manufacturer||Hughes Space and Communications|
|First satellite in geosynchronous orbit|
|List of geostationary satellites|
Syncom 2 was an American communications satellite owned by NASA from the Syncom program. Syncom stands for Synchronous Orbit Communications Satellite .
The satellite was launched on July 26, 1963 from Cape Canaveral with a Delta-B launcher. Syncom 2 was the first working satellite in geosynchronous orbit .
The American President John F. Kennedy telephoned the Nigerian Prime Minister Abubakar Tafawa Balewa via this satellite .
- Syncom - The World's First Geosynchronous Communications Satellite (archived December 2012)
- ↑ Craig cooning: 50 Years of Satellite Innovation . Boeing, September 12, 2012 (archived August 2013)