|Names||Telstar 301 (to 1995)|
Arabsat 1E (1995-1996)
Leased to Arabsat 1995-96
|Mission duration||10 years|
|Launch mass||653 kilograms (1,440 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||28 July 1983, 22:49UTC|
|Rocket||Delta 3920/PAM-D D171|
|Launch site||Cape Canaveral LC-17A|
|End of mission|
|Perigee altitude||35,442 kilometres (22,023 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||36,132 kilometres (22,451 mi)|
|Epoch||28 August 1983|
The satellite served as the east coast home satellite for the ABC network from 1984 to 1993. The CBS network also used the satellite from 1985 to 1993. It also served as the first home of Fox Broadcasting Company until the late 1980s.
Other entities that also used the satellite included Group W, Wold/Keystone Communications (which used the satellite to feed Paramount Television's syndicated output including Entertainment Tonight, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Compact Video, Lorimar-Telepictures, and Warner Bros. Television.