Syncom 2 - Space launch mission detailed information
Syncom 2 2
26 JUL 1963
United States Air Force
Space Launch Complex 17A
Syncom 2 was the first geosynchronous satellite. Although the period was 24 hours and the spacecraft remained at a nearly constant longitude, the orbit was inclined at 33 degrees so it was not truly geostationary but moved in an elongated figure eight pattern 33 degrees north and south of the equator.
Thor Delta B
American orbital launch vehicle family with Thor first stage and a delta second stage.