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Class: ELINT. Nation: USA. Agency: U.S. Air Force.
Highly classified advanced US ELINT satellite.
Advanced Orion Chronology
14 May 1995
USA 110 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Titan 4. Perigee: 35,787 km. Apogee: 35,787 km. Inclination: 0.0 deg.
First launch of 'Advanced Orion' (real code name unknown) new model geostationary ELINT satellite.
09 May 1998
USA 139 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Titan 4B. Perigee: 35,780 km. Apogee: 35,800 km. Inclination: 0.0 deg.
- 4 - McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Report (Internet Newsletter), Harvard University, Weekly, 1989 to Present. HTML when accessed: ftp://sao-ftp.harvard.edu/pub/jcm/space/news
- 6 - JPL Mission and Spacecraft Library, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 1997. HTML when accessed: http://msl.jpl.nasa.gov/home.html
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