Morelos I.
Category. Statistic.
Launch vehicle. America's Space Shuttle Discovery STS-51-G.
Launch date. 17 June 1985.
Launch site. Earth orbit.
Ceased operations. No.
Owner(s). Mexican Ministry of Communications and Transportation.
Major contractor(s)  Hughes Aircraft Corporation.
Is it still in orbit. Yes.
Launch mass. 646.5 kilograms (1,425 lb).
Nationality(s). Mexican.
Satellite type. Communication satellite.


Morelos 1 was Mexico's first satellite. The first two operated between 1985 and 1998 and provided telephony, data, and television services over the territory of the Mexican Republic and adjacent areas. The third is now part of the MEXSAT constellation (sister ship of the MEXSAT-1 lost during launch) but carries the Morelos name. It was Mexico's first satellite. The original Morelos satellites were replaced by the Solidaridad Satellite System (Solidaridad I, launched 17 November 1993, and Solidaridad 2, launched 17 October 1994) and, following privatisation, by the Satmex Satellite System.

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  1. Space satellites