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Class: Earth. Type: Atmosphere. Nation: USA. Agency: NASA.
Heat Capacity Mapping Mission; prodeuced thermal maps of atmosphere. Studied dust, liquid droplets in upper atmosphere.
Total Mass: 134 kg.
26 April 1978
HCMM Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Vehicle: Scout D. Mass: 134 kg. Perigee: 560 km. Apogee: 641 km. Inclination: 97.6 deg.
Heat Capacity Mapping Mission; prodeuced thermal maps of atmosphere. Spacecraft engaged in practical applications and uses of space technology such as weather or communication (US Cat C).
- 2 - McDowell, Jonathan, The United Nations Registry of Space Objects, Harvard University, 1997. HTML when accessed: http://hea-www.harvard.edu/QEDT/jcm/space/un/un.html
- 6 - JPL Mission and Spacecraft Library, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 1997. HTML when accessed: http://msl.jpl.nasa.gov/home.html
- 279 - McDowell, Jonathan, Launch Log, October 1998. HTML when accessed: http://hea-www.harvard.edu/~jcm/space/log/launch.html
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