Applications Technology Satellite

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A series of six NASA satellites launched to test new instruments and technology for communications, meteorological, and navigation satellites, especially those in geosynchronous orbit. ATS-1 was launched in December 1966 and contributed to communications and advance weather forecasting. ATS-6, launched in May 1974, sent educational and public-health telecasts to rural areas in the USA and India.

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